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Hampshire, (abbr. Hants), is a county on the south coast of South East England. The county borders (clockwise from West), Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The county has an area of 1,455 square miles (3,769 km²) and at its widest points is approximately 55 miles (90 km) east–west and 40 miles (65 km) north–south. The county town is Winchester. The 2001 census gave the population of the administrative county as 1.24 million; the ceremonial county also includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, which are administratively independent, and has a total population of 1.6 million. Christchurch and Bournemouth, within the historic borders of the county, were made part of the non-metropolitan county of Dorset in 1974.

The New Forest National Park lies within the borders, as does a large area of the South Downs, which is also scheduled to become a National Park.

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February 2007

  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust speak up for local environment - second stage of the public enquiry into the draft South East England Plan. Wildlife Trusts, February 1 / South East England

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March 2008

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Eastleigh Borough Council is a particpant of the United Nations Environment Programme's Climate Neutral Network

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