is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close
to the border with Wales, and is the largest and most populous settlement of
the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a
population of 328,100 according to the 2001 Census. Chester was granted city
status in 1541.
Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the
Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester's
four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes