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Wellington Statue, Aldershot front.JPG
Population33,840 [1]
OS grid referenceSU865505
• London42.4 miles (68.2 km)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGU11 and GU12
Dialling code01252
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places

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,[1] 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[2]

Aldershot is home to professional football team Aldershot Town who compete in the Football Conference. Prior to 1992 the local club was Aldershot, which folded on 25 March 1992, while playing in the Football League Fourth Division

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".[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Population of Aldershot and Farnborough". Rushmoor Borough Council. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "United Kingdom: Countries and Major Urban Areas - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  3. "Development of 'the camp at Aldershott'". Archived from the original on 7 November 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)