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Bury St Edmunds

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Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, East of England, England, IP33 1BZ, United Kingdom (52.24604 0.71252)

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Name: Bury St Edmunds topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 52.20604 0.67252 52.28604 0.75252
Minimum elevation: 19 m
Maximum elevation: 127 m
Average elevation: 60 m

Bury St Edmunds

The name Bury is etymologically connected with borough, which has cognates in other Germanic languages such as the German burg meaning "fortress, castle"; Old Norse borg meaning "wall, castle"; and Gothic baurgs meaning "city". They all derive from Proto-Germanic *burgs meaning "fortress". This in turn derives from the Proto-Indo-European root *bhrgh meaning "fortified elevation", with cognates including Welsh bera ("stack") and Sanskrit bhrant- ("high, elevated building").

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