Stratford-on-Avon[strătˈfərd-ŏn-āˈvən, -ôn-] also Strat·ford-up·on-Av·on [-ə-pŏn-, -ə-pôn-]
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A municipal borough of central England south-southeast of Birmingham. William Shakespeare was born and died in the borough, which has long been a popular tourist center. An annual festival includes performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Population: 22,100.