Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands area of England. It borders Wales to the west. Shropshire is one of England's most agricultural and sparsely populated counties with a population density of 91 / km2 (337/sq mi).The shire county and as well as its districts were replaced by a unitary authority on one Apr 2009. The borough of Wrekin and Telford, included in Shropshire for ceremonial purposes, has been a unitary authority since 1998.
The county is based around 6 main cities beginning with the county city of Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically important,although Telford, which was assembled around a considerable number of older cities, most particularly Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is today the most populous.The other main cities are Oswestry in the north-west, Newport to the east, Bridgnorth in the south-east, and Ludlow to the south. Market Drayton and Whitchurch in the north of the county are also of important size.The Ironbridge Gorge area is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and part of Madeley.There are, additionally, other outstanding significant commercial sites found round the county ,eg Broseley, Snailbeach and Highley as well as the Shropshire Union Canal.
The Shropshire Hills Area of Superb Natural Beauty covers about 1/4 of the county, principally in the south.The Wrekin is among the most renowned natural landmarks in the county, though the highest hills are the Clee Hills, Stiperstones and the Long Mynd.Wenlock Edge is another serious geographical and geological landmark, and the Stream Severn, Great Britain's longest brook, runs thru the county, exiting into Worcestershire through the Severn Valley. Shropshire is landlocked, and with a area of 3197 square km(1,234 sq mi),is England's biggest inland county.