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Wiltshire
Coonty
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Wiltshire within Ingland
Coordinates: 51°20′N 1°55′W / 51.333°N 1.917°W / 51.333; -1.917Coordinates: 51°20′N 1°55′W / 51.333°N 1.917°W / 51.333; -1.917
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Constituent kintraIngland
RegionSooth Wast
EstablishedAuncient
Ceremonial coonty
Laird LieutenantSarah Troughton
Heich ShirraNicola Alberry (2018–19)
Area3,485 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
 • Rankit14t o 48
Population (2011 est.)661,600
 • Rankit34t o 48
Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Ethnicity2011 Census, excludin Swindon: 93.4% White Breetish
1.3% Asie
1.2% Mixed Race
0.6% Black
0.2% Ither
Unitar authority
CooncilWiltshire Cooncil
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQTrowbridge
Aurie3,255 km2 (1,257 sq mi)
 • Rankit3rd o 326
Population488,400
 • Rankit8t o 326
Density146/km2 (380/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-WIL
ONS code00HY
GSS codeE06000054
NUTSUKK15
Wabsteidwww.wiltshire.gov.uk
www.swindon.gov.uk
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Destricts o Wiltshire
Unitar
Destricts
  1. Wiltshire (Wiltshire Cooncil)
  2. Swindon (Swindon Borough Cooncil)
Members o PairlamentLeet o MPs
PolisWiltshire Police
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC)
 • Simmer (DST)Breetish Simmer Time (UTC+1)

Wiltshire (/[unsupported input]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).[1] 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.

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  1. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/lca-5 December-chapter-7.pdf

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