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Aldershot, Hampshire

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Aldershot, Hampshire

Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about 60 km southwest of London. The town is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. The town has a population of 33,840, while the Aldershot Urban Area, a loose conurbation has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK Aldershot is known for its connection with the British Army. This led to rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town.
Administrative CountyHampshire
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSU8650
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHampshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01252

Aldershot, Hampshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Aldershot, par. and town, N. Hants, 3 miles NE. of Farnham and 35 miles from London by rail, 4178 ac. (30 water), pop. (including 7280 military) 20,155; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 4 newspapers. A permanent camp was established here in 1854-55.

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