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Welcome to Worthing

Worthing is a seaside town and district with borough status in West Sussex, England. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, 10 miles (16 km) west of Brighton, and 18 miles (29 km) east of Chichester. With an estimated population of about 110,000 and an area of 12.5 square miles (32.4 km2), the borough is the second largest component of the Brighton and Hove built-up area, which makes it part of the 15th most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Since 2010, northern parts of the borough, including the Worthing Downland Estate, have formed part of the South Downs National Park. In April 2019, the Art Deco Worthing Pier was named the best in Britain.

Worthing has a large service industry, particularly in financial services. It has three theatres and one of Britain’s oldest cinemas, the Dome cinema. Writers Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter lived and worked in the town.

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