Bedfordshire ( /ˈbɛdfərdʃər/ or /ˈbɛdfərdʃɪər/; abbreviated Beds.) is a ceremonial county of historic origin in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. For statistical purposes it is part of the region of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (code UKH2) at the level of NUTS 2. It borders the non-metropolitan counties of Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Northamptonshire to the north, Buckinghamshire to the west and Hertfordshire to the southeast.

The highest elevation point is 243 metres (797 ft) on Dunstable Downs in the Chilterns.

As part of a 2002 marketing campaign, the plant conservation charity Plantlife chose the Bee Orchid as the county flower.

The traditional nickname for people from Bedfordshire is "Bedfordshire Bulldogs" or "Clangers", this last deriving from a local dish comprising a suet crust dumpling filled with meat and jam.

It is the 14th most densely populated county of England and the fifth most densely populated non-metropolitan county with over half the population of the county living in the two largest built up areas of Bedford (102,000) and Luton (236,000).

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Bedfordshire - Bibliographical References
... Bedfordshire Magazine (quarterly) Elstow Moot Hall leaflets on John Bunyan and 17th century subjects Guide to the Bedfordshire Record Office 1957 with supplements ... (1962) A Bedfordshire Bibliography (supplement, 1967) Dony, John (1953) A Bedfordshire Flora ... Luton Luton Museum and Art Gallery Godber, Joyce (1969) History of Bedfordshire 1066-1888 White, H ...
Local-News TV
... Local-News TV is a local news channel for Bedfordshire, England ... channel's primary focus is local news and events in and around Bedfordshire ... Local News TV's main aim is improving communication between the people who live in Bedfordshire, delivering information between the public and the public authorities ...
Simon Murray (cricketer)
... He was a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler who played for Bedfordshire ... He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire ... Murray, who represented Bedfordshire in the Minor Counties Championship between 1996 and 1999, made a single List A appearance for the team, in the ...
Shuttleworth College (Bedfordshire)
... Academic affiliation Bedford College Principal Mike Johnston Location Old Warden, Bedfordshire England Website http// Shuttleworth College is a further education college in the village of Old ...
Simon Davis (English Cricketer)
... was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who played for Bedfordshire ... He was born in Kempston, Bedfordshire. 14 runs in the game, the highest score of any player in the Bedfordshire team, as they lost the match by an eight-wicket margin ...