Sussex Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Sussex
East and West Sussex in England Map

Sussex is located in South East England consisting of the counties of East and West Sussex, prominent cities and towns in the area include Brighton, Hastings and Chichester. Both East and West Sussex are among the most southerly of England’s counties, the area enjoys a milder climate than most of the UK due to its location.

Sussex has long been a favourite holiday destination, miles of scenic coastline and famous beaches including Brighton and Hastings, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Arundel Castle, Chichester Cathedral, The High Weald (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Nymans Garden and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Sussex Quick Facts

Population: 799,800 (West Sussex) and 774,400 (East Sussex)

Region: South East England

Area total: 1,991 sq km (West Sussex) and 1,792 sq km (East Sussex)

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01273 (Brighton), 01424 (Hastings), 01243 (Chichester).

Postcode Area: BN (Brighton), TN34-35 (Hastings), PO18-20 (Chichester).

Closest Airports: Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and London City Airport.

Local Food: Sussex Pond Pudding, Sussex Plum Duffs, Sussex Well Pudding, Ripe Tart, Artisan Cheeses and a number of locally brewed ciders, beers and wines.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Chichester, Crawley and Horsham.

Famous Attractions: Arundel Castle, Chichester Cathedral, The High Weald (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Nymans Garden and the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
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