Huntingdon is a town in the English county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia. The city was the administrative center of the former county of Huntingdonshire. Today it is the administrative center of the district of Huntingdonshire. Huntingdon 19,940 people live (2002). The town lies on the River Great Ouse. Huntingdon's largest Aue England, Port Holme Meadow, which is square kilometers and is home to about one many rare grasses, flowers and dragonflies located. It is also a great natural floodplain. Huntingdon is known as the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell. In addition, Huntingdon has become known by the resident animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences, which is due to numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act (cruel abuse u. A. Of dogs and apes) in international criticism, especially by the group Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. Furthermore, the city headquarters of Quad Electroacoustics.