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Winchester (pop. 93,700), English town, site of the famous 14th-century Winchester Cathedral, the longest church (556 ft/169 m) in England. During the reign of Alfred the Great (871–899) Winchester became a center of learning. It was the seat of government for the Danish king Canute (1016–35). Today Winchester is a prosperous religious, service, and light industry center.

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