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The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire, England. The forest is a roughly triangular plateau bounded by the River Wye to the west and north, the River Severn to the south, and the City of Gloucester to the east.
The area is characterised by over 110 square kilometres (42.5 square miles) of mixed woodland, one of the few surviving ancient woodlands in England.
A large section was reserved for royal hunting before 1066, and remained as the second largest Crown forest in England, the largest being the New Forest.
Although the name is often used loosely to refer to that part of Gloucestershire between the Severn and Wye, the Forest of Dean proper has covered a much smaller area since medieval times.

Morden's 1695 map of Gloucestershire

The Forest of Dean in 1695 by Robert Morden

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