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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 state Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra Ingland
Region Sooth Wast
Established Auncient
Ceremonial coonty
Laird Lieutenant Sarah Troughton
Heich Shirra Nicola Alberry (2018–19)
Area 3,485 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
 • Rankit 14t o 48
Population (2011 est.) 661,600
 • Rankit 34t o 48
Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)

2011 Census, excludin Swindon:

93.4% White Breetish
1.3% Asie
1.2% Mixed Race
0.6% Black
0.2% Ither
Unitar authority
Cooncil Wiltshire Cooncil
Executive Conservative
Admin HQ Trowbridge
Aurie 3,255 km2 (1,257 sq mi)
 • Rankit 3rd o 326
Population 488,400
 • Rankit 8t o 326
Density 146/km2 (380/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 GB-WIL
ONS code 00HY
GSS code E06000054
Wabsteid www.wiltshire.gov.uk
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Destricts o Wiltshire
  1. Wiltshire (Wiltshire Cooncil)
  2. Swindon (Swindon Borough Cooncil)
Members o Pairlament Leet o MPs
Polis Wiltshire Police
Time zone Greenwich 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.

References an fuitnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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