Aldershot

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Aldershot
Wellington Statue, Aldershot front.JPG
Aldershot is locatit in Hampshire
Aldershot
Aldershot
Location within Hampshire
Population33,840 [1]
OS grid referenceSU865505
• Lunnon42.4 miles (68.2 km)
Destrict
Shire coonty
Region
KintraIngland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounALDERSHOT
Postcode destrictGU11
Diallin code01252
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSooth East Coast
EU PairlamentSooth East Ingland
UK Pairlament
Leet o places
UK
Ingland
Hampshire
51°14′53″N 0°45′29″W / 51.248°N 0.758°W / 51.248; -0.758Coordinates: 51°14′53″N 0°45′29″W / 51.248°N 0.758°W / 51.248; -0.758

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 frae the oreeginal on 7 November 2009. Retrieved 12-03-2009. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)