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Winchester ceety centre frae St Giles's Hill
Winchester is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
Population44,714 [1]
OS grid referenceSU485295
• Lunnon68 mile (109 km)
Shire coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictSO22, SO23
Diallin code01962
AmbulanceSooth Central
EU PairlamentSooth East Ingland
UK Pairlament
Leet o places
51°03′48″N 1°18′29″W / 51.0632°N 1.308°W / 51.0632; -1.308Coordinates: 51°03′48″N 1°18′29″W / 51.0632°N 1.308°W / 51.0632; -1.308

Winchester (archaically kent as Winton an Wintonceastre) is a historic cathedral ceety an the auncient caipital o Wessex an the Kinrick o Ingland. It is the coonty toun o Hampshire, in Sooth East Ingland. It lies at the hert o the wider Ceety o Winchester, a local govrenment destrict, an is locatit at the wastren end o the Sooth Douns, alang the course o the River Itchen.[2] At the time o the 2001 Census, Winchester haed a population o 41,420.[3]

Winchester developed frae the Roman toun o Venta Belgarum. Winchester's major landmark is Winchester Cathedral, ane o the lairgest cathedrals in Ingland, wi the distinction o haein the langest nave an owera length o aw Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The toun is an aa hame tae Winchester University an Winchester College - famous Public School. Winchester railway station is served bi trains runnin frae Lunnon Waterloo, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Soothampton an the North. The ceety's architectural an historic interest, an its fast links tae ither touns an ceeties hae led Winchester tae become ane o the maist expensive an desirable auries o the kintra.[4] A body who is frae or resides in Winchester is locally kent as a Wintonian.

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  1. "2001 vs 2011 Census - Population and Age". ONS. Archived frae the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  2. Landranger 185: Winchester & Basingstoke. Ordnance Survey. 2005. ISBN 9780319228845.
  3. "KS01 Usual resident population: Census 2001, Key Statistics for urban areas". National Statistics. Retrieved 23 Apryle 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "Winchester: Best and Worst Places to Live in the UK 2006 from". Archived frae the original on 12 Februar 2008. Retrieved 6 Mey 2009.

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