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Oxfordshire
Image:EnglandOxfordshire.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & Non-metropolitan county
Region: South East England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
Ranked 22nd
2,605 km²
Ranked 19th
Admin HQ: Oxford
ISO 3166-2: GB-OXF
ONS code: 38
NUTS 3: UKJ14
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. Council
Ranked 35th
626,900
241 / km²
Ranked 18th
Ethnicity: 95.1% White
1.7% S. Asian
Politics
Image:Oxfordshire coat of arms.jpg
Oxfordshire County Council
http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Image:OxfordshireNumbered.png
  1. Oxford
  2. Cherwell
  3. South Oxfordshire
  4. Vale of White Horse
  5. West Oxfordshire
The parties ruling the borough councils by 2005.
The parties ruling the borough councils by 2005.

Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Oxfordshire Categories: GFDL images ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. ... Density, or volumic mass (ISO 31), is a measure of mass per given unit volume. ... This is a List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1]. See also: List of Administrative shire counties of... This is a list of non-metropolitan counties of England by population. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Anthony Brian Tony Baldry (born July 10, 1950) is a British politician, and member of Parliament for Banbury (UK Parliament constituency), first being elected in 1983. ... David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is a British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party, and Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons. ... Evan Harris Dr Evan Leslie Harris MP (born 21 October 1965) is a Liberal Democrat politician in the United Kingdom. ... Boris Johnson. ... Andrew David Smith (born February 1, 1952, near Reading) is a British politician for the Labour Party, and a former member of the Cabinet. ... The Honourable Edward Henry Butler Vaizey (born June 5, 1968) is a conservative commentator and columnist and has been selected as a Conservative candidate at the next UK general election. ... numbered map of Oxfordshire districts File links The following pages link to this file: Oxfordshire User:Morwen/Allnumbered Categories: GFDL images ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Cherwell is a local government district in northern Oxfordshire, England. ... South Oxfordshire is a local government district in Oxfordshire, England. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... West Oxfordshire is a local government district in north west Oxfordshire, England including towns such as Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, and Witney (where the council is based). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (976x1748, 444 KB) Summary It is a visual summary of information i got from Wikipedia entrys, local newspapers and the B.B.C. news. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (976x1748, 444 KB) Summary It is a visual summary of information i got from Wikipedia entrys, local newspapers and the B.B.C. news. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Berks redirects here. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ...


It is divided into five local government districts: Oxford, Cherwell, Vale of the White Horse (after the Uffington White Horse), West Oxfordshire and South Oxfordshire. Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Cherwell is a local government district in northern Oxfordshire, England. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... As seen from an altitude of 2000 feet, from the cockpit of a glider The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised hillfigure, 374 feet (110m) long, cut out of the turf on the upper slopes of Uffington Castle, an Iron Age hill fort near The Ridgeway, in southern England. ... West Oxfordshire is a local government district in north west Oxfordshire, England including towns such as Woodstock, Chipping Norton, Charlbury, and Witney (where the council is based). ... South Oxfordshire is a local government district in Oxfordshire, England. ...


The county has a major tourism industry. The area is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities. Oxford University Press has headed a concentration of print and publishing firms; the university is also linked to the concentration of local biotechnology companies. Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ...


The main centre of population is the city of Oxford. Other significant settlements are Bicester, Banbury, and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot and Henley-on-Thames to the south. Future population growth in the county is hoped to be concentrated around Banbury, Bicester, Didcot and Witney, near the South Midlands growth area. This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Map sources for Bicester at grid reference SP5822 Bicester (pronounced bister) is a town in the Cherwell district of north-eastern Oxfordshire in England, with a population of 28,672 (2001 census). ... The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. ... Chipping Norton Town Hall Chipping Norton is a town in Oxfordshire, England. ... High Street in Witney. ... Statistics Population: 10,886 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP710060 Administration District: South Oxfordshire Shire county: Oxfordshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Oxfordshire Historic county: Oxfordshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... This article needs to be wikified. ... Abingdon is a market town in Oxfordshire, England and is one of the towns which claim to be Britains oldest continuously occupied town. ... Wantage is a small town in the Thames Valley, southern England. ... Didcot is a town in the Thames Valley in southern England, United Kingdom. ... Map sources for Henley-on-Thames at grid reference SU7682 Henley-on-Thames from by the playground near the Rail Station A Hill near Henley-on-Thames Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and... The South Midlands and Milton Keynes area The South Midlands is an area of England. ...


The highest point of the county is Whitehorse Hill, in the Vale of White Horse, reaching 856 feet (261m). The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylised hillfigure, 374 feet (110m) long, cut out of the turf on the upper slopes of Uffington Castle, an Iron Age hill fort near The Ridgeway, in southern England. ...


Oxfordshire's county flower is the Snake's-head Fritillary. A county flower is a flowering plant chosen to symbolise a county. ... Binomial name Fritillaria meleagris L. Fritillaria meleagris, commonly known as Snakess head (the original English name), and also Snakes Head Fritillary, Leper Lily, and Guinea-hen Flower (possibly also checkered daffodil) is a fritillary, a flower from the family Liliaceae. ...

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History

Main article: History of Oxfordshire. Historically, Oxfordshire has always had some importance, it has been valuable agricultural land resting between the main southern cities and containing the prestigious settlement at Oxford (from the Old English Oxenaforda). ...


The county of Oxfordshire, at that time entirely situated to the north of the River Thames, was formed in the early years of the 10th century.[citation needed] The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ...


Historically the area has always had some importance, it has been valuable agricultural land resting between the main southern cities and containing the prestigious settlement at Oxford (whose name came from Anglo-Saxon Oxenaford = "ford for oxen"). Ignored by the Romans, it was not until the formation of a settlement at Oxford that the area grew in importance. Alfred the Great was born in Wantage. The University of Oxford was founded in 1096. The area was part of the Cotswolds wool trade from the 13th century. The Great Western Railway reached Didcot in 1839. Morris Motors was founded in Oxford in 1912 and MG in Abingdon in 1929. The importance of agriculture as an employer has declined rapidly in the 20th century; currently under one percent of the county's population are involved. This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Alfred (Old English: Ælfrēd) (c. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Cotswolds is the name given to a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the Heart of England, a hilly area reaching over 300 m or 1000 feet. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Didcot is a town in the Thames Valley in southern England, United Kingdom. ... Morris Motor logo, from a UK Royal Mail van 1927 Morris Cowley 1928 Morris Minor Saloon 1946 Morris Ten Series M 1953 Morris Minor Series 2 1971 Morris 1000 Traveller The Morris Motor Company was a former British car manufacturing company. ... MG is a British marque that has produced sports cars since 1924, although none have been made since MG Rover went bankrupt in the spring of 2005. ...


In 1808 the county had fourteen hundreds, namely Bampton, Banbury, Binfield, Bloxham, Bullingdon, Chadlington, Dorchester, Ewelme, Langtree, Lewknor, Pyrton, Ploughley, Thame and Wootton. 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Bampton, sometimes Bampton-in-the-Bush is a village and civil parish in the West Oxfordshire district of Oxfordshire, England, located six miles south of Witney. ... Binfield is a village civil parish in the Bracknell Forest borough of Berkshire, England. ... St. ... Bullingdon is an ancient hundred in the sounth-east of the county of Oxfordshire. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was based at the Barracks on Bullingdon Green, Cowley. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was an infantry regiment of the British Army. ... Map sources for Cowley at grid reference SP5504 Cowley in Oxfordshire is a residential and industrial area within the city of Oxford, originating with the former villages of Cowley, Temple Cowley and Cowley St John (Also occasionally referred to as Church Cowley). The Cowley area underwent massive transformation from 1912...


The Vale of the White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire south of the River Thames were historically part of Berkshire, but were added to the administrative county in 1974. Conversely, the Caversham area of Reading was historically part of Oxfordshire. (See History of Oxfordshire for the traditional county boundaries). The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Berks redirects here. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Caversham is a suburb in the unitary authority of Reading, England, although, historically, Caversham was part of Oxfordshire. ... Statistics Population: 143,096 (Borough, 2001) 232,662 (Urban area, 2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU713733 Administration Unitary authority: Borough of Reading Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue...


Towns and cities

For a more complete list of settlements in the county see List of places in Oxfordshire. Statistics Population: 36,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU497973 Administration Parish: Abingdon District: Vale of White Horse Shire county: Oxfordshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Oxfordshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance... The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. ... Map sources for Bicester at grid reference SP5822 Bicester (pronounced bister) is a town in the Cherwell district of north-eastern Oxfordshire in England, with a population of 28,672 (2001 census). ... Map sources for Burford at grid reference SP2512 Looking north through Burford Priory of Our Lady Picturesque Burford Burford ( or in the IPA) is a Cotswold town in Oxfordshire, England. ... Carterton is a town in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... Chipping Norton Town Hall Chipping Norton is a town in Oxfordshire, England. ... Didcot is a town in the Thames Valley in southern England, United Kingdom. ... The Folly, from the A420 Faringdon market place All Saints church, Faringdon Faringdon is a picturesque market town in the Vale of White Horse, near the Thames Valley in southern England, United Kingdom. ... Map sources for Henley-on-Thames at grid reference SU7682 Henley-on-Thames from by the playground near the Rail Station A Hill near Henley-on-Thames Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Statistics Population: 10,886 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP710060 Administration District: South Oxfordshire Shire county: Oxfordshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Oxfordshire Historic county: Oxfordshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... Map sources for Wallingford at grid reference SU6089 Wallingford is a small town in Oxfordshire in southern England. ... Wantage is a small town in the Thames Valley, southern England. ... High Street in Witney. ... Map sources for Woodstock at grid reference SP4416 Woodstock is a small town in Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of settlements in both the non-metropolitan shire and ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England. ...


Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Oxfordshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 7,607 120 2,084 5,404
2000 10,594 80 2,661 7,853
2003 12,942 93 2,665 10,184
  1. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  3. ^ includes energy and construction
  4. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Places of interest

Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, is a British preservation organization. ... English Heritage icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... Forrestry Commision logo for use on UK lists of places of intrest. ... The Forestry Commission is a government body in the United Kingdom. ... Country park icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... A scene on a heritage railway. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Historic houses in England is a link page for any stately home, country house or other historic house in England. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Blenheim Palace, The Great Court. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is located to the east of Oxford, England. ... A scene on a heritage railway. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The current Wallingford end of the line, with locomotive 701 The Cholsey end of the line, with main line platforms to left and the Wallingford platform to right The Cholsey & Wallingford Railway is a standard gauge preserved railway in the English county of Oxfordshire. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... General view, including engine sheds, of part of the site on a cold January day The Didcot Railway Centre, located in the Oxfordshire town of Didcot, is a comprehensive exhibition of Great Western Railway rolling stock. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Small National Trust for England logo for use on UK lists of places of interest. ... Greys Court is a country house and associated gardens situated in the Chiltern Hills near Henley-on-Thames in the English county of Oxfordshire. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Kelmscott Manor is a limestone house in the Cotswold village of Kelmscott. ... William Morris, socialist and innovator in the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris, publisher Davids Charge to Solomon (1882), a stained-glass window by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris in Trinity Church, Boston, Massachusetts. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, was established in 1998, located on a site at Mill Meadows by the River Thames. ... Access Land icon for use on UK lists of places of interest, created by Joe D. File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK... The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Historic House icon For use with Template:EngPlacesKey or any other use. ... Rousham House is a Jacobean style country house in Oxfordshire, England. ... icon for use on UK lists of places of intrest, created by Joe D File links The following pages link to this file: Cornwall Isle of Wight Bristol Somerset Buckinghamshire Northamptonshire Bedfordshire County Durham Template:EngPlacesKey Wikipedia:Counties of England List of places in Dorset Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians notice... Wallingford Museum. ...

See also

The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Blewbury is a village in Oxfordshire. ...

Further reading

  • Philip Powell - The Geology of Oxfordshire (Dovecote Press, 2005) ISBN 1-904349-19-6

External links

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West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

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Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumberland | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Huntingdonshire | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Middlesex | Monmouthshire | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | Westmorland | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | Yorkshire Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Berks redirects here. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Devon is a large county in South West England, bordered by Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Dorset (pronounced DOR-sit or [dÉ”.sÉ™t], and sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Hampshire, sometimes historically Southamptonshire or Hamptonshire, (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (IPA: , abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Monmouthshire is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, covering south-east Wales. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oakham Castle Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced //, //, or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland, an even older spelling is Westmerland) is an area of north west England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Oxfordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (518 words)
Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire.
The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was based at the Barracks on Bullingdon Green, Cowley.
The Vale of the White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire south of the River Thames are traditionally part of Berkshire but were added to the administrative county in 1974.
The Genoot Library - Topigraphical Dictionary of England - Lewis, 1831 - Oxfordshire (2735 words)
OXFORDSHIRE, an inland county, bounded on the south-west, south, and south-east by Berkshire; on the east by Buckinghamshire; on the north-east by Northamptonshire; on the north ans north-west by Warwickshire; and on the west by Gloucestershire.
The climate of Oxfordshire, its situation and latitude considered, is cold, particularly in the western part of the northern division of the county, where the fences consist chiefly of stone walls, affording but little shelter.
Oxfordshire has no peculiar breed of cattle, nor does any particular sort prevail; those most frequently seen are of the short-horned Yorkshire, the long-horned Leicestershire, the Devon, and the Alderney breeds: oxen are frequently employed in agricultural labours, for which the Herefordshire breed is preferred.
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