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Coordinates: 51°14′49″N 0°45′35″W / 51.2470°N 0.7598°W / 51.2470; -0.7598

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Aldershot is located in the United Kingdom

 Aldershot shown within the United Kingdom
Population 33,840 [1]
OS grid reference SU865505
    - London  42.4 miles (68.2 km) 
District Rushmoor
Shire county Hampshire
Country Ingland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district GU11
Dialling code 01252
EU Parliament
UK Parliament Aldershot
List of places
United Kingdom

Aldershot is a toun in the Inglis coonty o Hampshire, locatit on heathland aboot 60 km (37 mi) soothwast o Lunnon. The toun is admeenistered bi Rushmoor Burgh Cooncil. The toun haes a population o 33,840,[1] while the Aldershot Urban Aurie, a loose conurbation (that includes ither touns an aw, sic as Camberley, Farnborough, an Farnham) haes a population o 243,344, makkin it the thirtiet-lairgest urban aurie in the UK[2]

Aldershot is kent for its connection wi the Breetish Airmy. This led tae rapid growt frae a sma veelage tae a Victorian toun. The day, Aldershot is kent as the "Hame o the Breetish Airmy".[3]

Aldershot is twinned wi Sulechów in Poland, Meudon in Fraunce an Oberursel in Germany.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Population of Aldershot and Farnborough". Rushmoor Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  2. "Great Britain and Northern Ireland". City Population. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  3. "Development of 'the camp at Aldershott'". Archived from the original on 7 November 2009. Retrieved 12-03-2009.