Buckinghamshire

  • buckinghamshire
    ceremonial county
    flag of buckinghamshire.svg
    flag
    motto: vestigia nulla retrorsum
    ("no turning back / we do not retreat")
    buckinghamshire uk locator map 2010.svg
    coordinates: 51°50′n 0°50′w / 51°50′n 0°50′w / 51.833; -0.833england
    regionsouth east
    establishedancient
    ceremonial county
    lord lieutenanthenry aubrey-fletcher
    high sheriffjulia upton [1] (2019–20)
    area1,874 km2 (724 sq mi)
     • ranked32nd of 48
    population (mid-2018 est.)808,666
     • ranked30th of 48
    density432/km2 (1,120/sq mi)
    ethnicity91.7% white
    4.3% s. asian
    1.6% black
    non-metropolitan county
    county councilcoat of arms of buckinghamshire county council
    buckinghamshire county council
    executiveconservative
    admin hqaylesbury
    area1,565 km2 (604 sq mi)
     • ranked26th of 26
    population540,059
     • ranked25th of 26
    density345/km2 (890/sq mi)
    iso 3166-2gb-bkm
    ons code11
    gss codee10000002
    www.buckscc.gov.uk
    buckinghamshire ceremonial numbered.png
    districts of buckinghamshire
    unitary county council area
    districts
    1. south bucks
    2. chiltern
    3. wycombe
    4. aylesbury vale
    5. milton keynes (unitary)
    members of parliamentlist of mps
    policethames valley police
    time zonegreenwich mean time (utc)
     • summer (dst)british summer time (utc+1)

    buckinghamshire (ɪər/), abbreviated bucks.,[2] is a ceremonial county in south east england which borders greater london to the south east, berkshire to the south, oxfordshire to the west, northamptonshire to the north, bedfordshire to the north east and hertfordshire to the east.

    buckinghamshire is one of the home counties and towns such as high wycombe, amersham, chesham and the chalfonts in the east and southeast of the county are parts of the london commuter belt, forming some of the most densely populated parts of the county. development in this region is restricted by the metropolitan green belt. other large settlements include the county town of aylesbury, marlow in the south near the thames and princes risborough in the west near oxford. some areas without direct rail links to london, such as around the old county town of buckingham and near olney in the northeast, are much less populous. the largest town is milton keynes in the northeast, which with the surrounding area is administered as a unitary authority separately to the rest of buckinghamshire. the remainder of the county is administered by buckinghamshire county council as a non-metropolitan county, and four district councils. in national elections, buckinghamshire is considered a reliable supporter of the conservative party.

    a large part of the chiltern hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, runs through the south of the county and attracts many walkers and cyclists from london. in this area older buildings are often made from local flint and red brick. many parts of the county are quite affluent and like many areas around london this has led to high housing costs: several reports have identified the market town of beaconsfield as having among the highest property prices outside london.[3][4] chequers, a mansion estate owned by the government, is the country retreat of the incumbent prime minister. to the north of the county lies rolling countryside in the vale of aylesbury and around the great ouse. the thames forms part of the county’s southwestern boundary. notable service amenities in the county are pinewood film studios, dorney rowing lake and part of silverstone race track on the northamptonshire border. many national companies have head-offices or major centres in milton keynes. heavy industry and quarrying is limited, with agriculture predominating after service industries.

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Buckinghamshire
Ceremonial County
Flag of Buckinghamshire.svg
Flag
Motto: Vestigia nulla retrorsum
("No turning back / We do not retreat")
Buckinghamshire UK locator map 2010.svg
Coordinates: 51°50′N 0°50′W / 51°50′N 0°50′W / 51.833; -0.833England
RegionSouth East
EstablishedAncient
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantHenry Aubrey-Fletcher
High SheriffJulia Upton [1] (2019–20)
Area1,874 km2 (724 sq mi)
 • Ranked32nd of 48
Population (mid-2018 est.)808,666
 • Ranked30th of 48
Density432/km2 (1,120/sq mi)
Ethnicity91.7% White
4.3% S. Asian
1.6% Black
Non-metropolitan county
County councilCoat of arms of Buckinghamshire County Council
Buckinghamshire County Council
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQAylesbury
Area1,565 km2 (604 sq mi)
 • Ranked26th of 26
Population540,059
 • Ranked25th of 26
Density345/km2 (890/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-BKM
ONS code11
GSS codeE10000002
www.buckscc.gov.uk
Buckinghamshire Ceremonial Numbered.png
Districts of Buckinghamshire
Unitary County council area
Districts
  1. South Bucks
  2. Chiltern
  3. Wycombe
  4. Aylesbury Vale
  5. Milton Keynes (unitary)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceThames Valley Police
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC)
 • Summer (DST)British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Buckinghamshire (ɪər/), abbreviated Bucks.,[2] is a ceremonial county in South East England which borders Greater London to the south east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north east and Hertfordshire to the east.

Buckinghamshire is one of the home counties and towns such as High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and the Chalfonts in the east and southeast of the county are parts of the London commuter belt, forming some of the most densely populated parts of the county. Development in this region is restricted by the Metropolitan Green Belt. Other large settlements include the county town of Aylesbury, Marlow in the south near the Thames and Princes Risborough in the west near Oxford. Some areas without direct rail links to London, such as around the old county town of Buckingham and near Olney in the northeast, are much less populous. The largest town is Milton Keynes in the northeast, which with the surrounding area is administered as a unitary authority separately to the rest of Buckinghamshire. The remainder of the county is administered by Buckinghamshire County Council as a non-metropolitan county, and four district councils. In national elections, Buckinghamshire is considered a reliable supporter of the Conservative Party.

A large part of the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, runs through the south of the county and attracts many walkers and cyclists from London. In this area older buildings are often made from local flint and red brick. Many parts of the county are quite affluent and like many areas around London this has led to high housing costs: several reports have identified the market town of Beaconsfield as having among the highest property prices outside London.[3][4] Chequers, a mansion estate owned by the government, is the country retreat of the incumbent Prime Minister. To the north of the county lies rolling countryside in the Vale of Aylesbury and around the Great Ouse. The Thames forms part of the county’s southwestern boundary. Notable service amenities in the county are Pinewood Film Studios, Dorney rowing lake and part of Silverstone race track on the Northamptonshire border. Many national companies have head-offices or major centres in Milton Keynes. Heavy industry and quarrying is limited, with agriculture predominating after service industries.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Buckinghamshire
العربية: باكينغهامشير
aragonés: Buckinghamshire
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Bân-lâm-gú: Buckinghamshire
български: Бъкингамшър
brezhoneg: Buckinghamshire
čeština: Buckinghamshire
Ελληνικά: Μπάκιγχαμσαϊρ
español: Buckinghamshire
Esperanto: Buckinghamshire
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客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Buckinghamshire
한국어: 버킹엄셔주
हिन्दी: बकिंघमशायर
Bahasa Indonesia: Buckinghamshire
interlingua: Buckinghamshire
íslenska: Buckinghamshire
italiano: Buckinghamshire
kernowek: Buckinghamshire
latviešu: Bakingemšīra
Lëtzebuergesch: Buckinghamshire
lietuvių: Bakingamšyras
Bahasa Melayu: Buckinghamshire
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Nederlands: Buckinghamshire
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norsk nynorsk: Buckinghamshire
پنجابی: بکنگھمشائر
português: Buckinghamshire
română: Buckinghamshire
русский: Бакингемшир
Simple English: Buckinghamshire
slovenčina: Buckinghamshire
српски / srpski: Бакингемшир
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Buckinghamshire
татарча/tatarça: Бакингемшир
Türkçe: Buckinghamshire
українська: Бакінгемшир
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Bukkinxamshir
Tiếng Việt: Buckinghamshire
Volapük: Buckinghamshire
吴语: 白金汉郡
粵語: 白金漢郡
中文: 白金汉郡