Aylesbury

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Aylesbury
Kingsbury Square Aylesbury Bucks.jpg
Kingsbury, Aylesbury
Aylesbury Clocktower.JPG
Aylesbury Clocktower
Population

56,392 [1]
Urban area 69,021


Aylesbury Vale district 174,900
OS grid reference SP818138
• London 36 miles (58 km)
Civil parish
  • Aylesbury
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AYLESBURY
Postcode district HP19, HP20, HP21
Dialling code 01296
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in south central England. It had a population in 2001 of 65,173. Aylesbury is near London. Aylesbury was a major market town in Anglo-Saxon times. Aylesbury replaced Buckingham as the county town of Buckinghamshire in 1529 by order of King Henry VIII.

It is home to the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery and, since 2010, the 1,200 seat Waterside Theatre.

It is a popular London commuter town, thanks to its easy access to the A41, directly leading to the M25.

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