Lincolnshire

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Lincolnshire is a ceremonial county in Eastern England lying between the Wash and the Humber Estuary. It is named for the city of Lincoln, which is also the county town (center of administration) and largest city.

Lincolnshire borders with Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, Norfolk, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. It is the second biggest county in England by land area, after North Yorkshire, at 2,687 square miles.

It has an extensive North Sea coastline with many popular beaches. Principal towns and cities include Lincoln, Gainsborough, Skegness, Boston, and Grantham.

Most of Lincolnshire is low-lying and relatively flat, its highest point being only 551 feet above sea level, and for that reason is mostly given over to agriculture. Part of the county, especially around the Wash in the southeast, lies below sea level and is at severe risk from flooding if sea defences are breached.

Lincolnshire folk are popularly known as 'Yellowbellies,' a term thought to originate from the yellow facings on the uniform of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, which existed from 1685 to 1960. Being largely agrarian, with few urban centers, the county is very conservative politically and culturally; it is completely represented by the Conservative Party in Parliament, and its residents voted in favor of Brexit by a two-to-one margin in 2016.