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Population of St Albans
At the last census the population was 57,795
St Albans is located in the middle of the City and District of St Albans. The local authority for the whole district is St Albans City Council, which also calls itself St Albans City and District Council and St Albans District Council.
The River Ver flows through St Albans
The nearest major airport is London Luton Airport (LTN). This airport has international and domestic flights from London, United Kingdom and is 12 miles from the centre of Saint Albans
The area is served by Radio Verulam, a community radio station
Famous People from St Albans
Paul Cattermole (Musician – Sclub7), John Motson (Football Commentator), Ardal O’Hanlon (Comedian), Samuel Ryder (Founder Ryder Cup)
St Albans CC (Cricket), St Albans FC (Football), St Albans Centurians RLC, Old Albanian RFC, St Albans RFC (Rugby)
St Albans is twinned with Fano (Italy), Nevers (France), Nyiregyhaza (Hungary), Odense (Denmark), Punggol (Singapore) and Worms (Germany)
St Albans experiences an oceanic climate similar to almost all of the United Kingdom
St Albans was the first major town on the old Roman road of Watling Street for travellers heading north and became the Roman city of Verulamium. The medieval town grew on the hill to the east of this around the Benedictine foundation of St Albans Abbey. This is the spot where tradition has it that St Alban, the first British Christian martyr, was beheaded some time before AD 324. It was at one time the principal abbey in England and the first draft of Magna Carta was drawn up there, reflecting its political importance. Two battles of the Wars of the Roses took place in or near the town. The First Battle of St Albans was fought on 22 May 1455 within the town of St Albans itself, and the Second Battle of St Albans was fought on 17 February 1461, just to the north.