Reading, Berkshire

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Toun & Burgh
The Oracle, Town Hall an St Laurence's Church, Skyline frae Reading West, Reading Abbey an Reading Festival
Motto(s): A Deo et Regina
Wi God an Queen
Reading shown athin Berkshire
Reading shown athin Berkshire
Coordinates: 51°27′15″N 0°58′23″W / 51.45417°N 0.97306°W / 51.45417; -0.97306
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra Ingland
Region Sooth East England
Ceremonial county Berkshire
Admin HQ Reading
Settled 871 or earlier
Toun Status 1086 or earlier
 • Teep Unitary authorities
 • Govrenin bodies Reading Borough Council, but includin pairts o Wokingham Borough an Wast Berkshire an aw
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2011 est.[1])
 • Toun & Burgh ([[Leet o Inglis destricts bi population|Rankit 115t]])
 • Urban 369,804 (Ranked 17t in UK)
 • Ethnicity[2] 82.0% White (74.2% White Breetish)
8.4% Sooth Asie
4.3 % Black
2.7% Mixed Race
1.1% Cheenese
1.5% Ither
Demonym(s) Redingensian, Readingite
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
 • Simmer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postal Code RG
Aurie code(s) 0118
Grid Ref. SU713733
ONS code 00MC
ISO 3166-2 GB-RDG

Reading (Listeni/ˈrɛdɪŋ/ RED-ing) is a lairge toun an unitary authority aurie in Ingland. It is locatit in the Thames Valley at the confluence o the River Thames an River Kennet, an on baith the Great Western Main Line railwey an the M4 motorway, some 40 miles (64 km) wast o Lunnon.

The Borough of Reading haes a population o 145,700 (2008 estimate) an the toun formit the lairgest pairt o the Reading/Wokingham Urban Aurie which haed a population o 369,804 (2001 census). The toun is currently representit in the UK parliament bi twa members, an haes been continuously representit thare syne 1295. For ceremonial purposes the toun is in the coonty o Berkshire an haes servit as its coonty toun syne 1867, previously sharin this status wi Abingdon.[3]

Town twinnin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Reading is twinned wi:

Reading is a sister ceety o an aw:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2016". Office for National Statistics. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  2. "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)" (XLS). Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  3. "Berkshire Quarter Sessions". Jackson's Oxford Journal. 4 July 1868. 
  4. "Twinning with Düsseldorf". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  5. "Twin Towns". Amazing Düsseldorf. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  6. "Twinning with Clonmel". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  7. "Twinning with San Francisco Libre". Reading Borough Council. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  8. "Twinning with Speightstown". Reading Borough Council. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Town Twinning". Reading Borough Council. Archived frae the oreeginal on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.