Wiltshire

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Wiltshire
County Flag of Wiltshire.svg
Flag
Wiltshire within England
Geography
Status Ceremonial coonty an (smawer) unitary destrict
Origin Historic
Region Sooth Wast Ingland
Aurie
- Total
- Admeen. cooncil
- Admin. aurie
Rankit 14t
3,485 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
Ranked 3rd
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Admin HQ Trowbridge
ISO 3166-2 GB-WIL
ONS code 00HY
NUTS 3 UKK15
Demography
Population
- Total (2011 est.[1])
- Density
- Admin. council
Rankit 34t
459,800 (administrative), 639,500 (ceremonial)
[convert: invalid number]
Rankit 8t
Ethnicity 97.5% White (admeenistrative coonty)
Politics

Wiltshire Council
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk
Executive  
Members o Parliament
Destricts
Wiltshire Ceremonial Numbered 2009.png
  1. Wiltshire Council (unitary)
  2. Swindon (unitary)

Wiltshire (play /ˈwɪlər/ or /ˈwɪlɪər/, formerly /ˈwɪlʃər/; or the County of Wilts) is a landlockit ceremonial coonty in Sooth Wast Ingland. It contains the unitary authority o Swindon an covers 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles).[2] The auncient coonty toun wis Wilton, but syne 1930 Wiltshire County Council an its successor Wiltshire Council (frae 2009) hae been based at Trowbridge.

Wiltshire is characterisit bi its heich downland an wide valleys. Salisbury Plain is famous as the location o the Stonehenge an Avebury stane circles an ither auncient landmarks an as the main trainin aurie in the UK o the Breetish Airmy. The ceety o Salisbury is notable for its mediaeval cathedral. Important kintra houses open tae the public include Longleat, naur Warminster, an the National Trust's Stourhead, naur Mere.

References an fuitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table P07 2011 Census: Number of usual residents living in households and communal establishments, local authorities in England and Wales". 2011 Census, Population and Household Estimates for England and Wales. Office for National Statistics. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  2. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/lca-5 December-chapter-7.pdf

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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