How big is Essex?

Essex is a very big place

How big is Essex?
The map suggests it is bigger than Surrey
And not quite so big as Kent
And nowhere near as big as Sussex
When you join it up, the East and the West

Essex, I would contend, is bigger than any of them
Bigger, in fact, than all the counties put together
Bigger, while we’re at it, than all of Europe,
America, Africa and Asia

Colchester is far larger than Tokyo or Calcutta
The River Rom longer than the Rhone or the Volga
Epping more vaster than the forests of Sumatra
Harold Hill more higher than Mount Kilimanjarar

Yes, the map suggests Essex is bigger than Surrey
And not quite so big as Kent
I would say the man who did the map
got things wrong, out of perspective
And there’s one thing for certain
He weren’t born and bred Essex.

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