Aldershot

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Coordinates: 51°14′49″N 0°45′35″W / 51.2470°N 0.7598°W / 51.2470; -0.7598

Aldershot
Wellington Statue, Aldershot front.JPG
Aldershot is located in Hampshire
Aldershot
 Aldershot shown within Hampshire
Population 33,840 [1]
OS grid reference SU865505
    - London  42.4 miles (68.2 km) 
District Rushmoor
Shire county Hampshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALDERSHOT
Postcode district GU11 and GU12
Dialling code 01252
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Aldershot
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire

Aldershot (/ˈɔːldərʃɒt/) is a town in the English county of Hampshire, about 60 km (37 miles) southwest of London. The town is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. The town has a population of 33,840,[2] while the Aldershot Urban Area, a loose conurbation (which also includes other towns, such as Camberley, Farnborough, and Farnham) has a population of 243,344, making it the 30th-largest urban area in the UK[3]

Aldershot is known for its connection with the British Army. This led to rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town. Today, Aldershot is known as the "Home of the British Army".[4]

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