The county of Hampshire is situated on the southern coast of England and has a population of over 1.7 million people. The county town of Hampshire is the city of Winchester, which was once the capital of England. Hampshire shares borders with Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex, it also shares a border with part of the English Channel. Average house prices in Hampshire are lower than the national average at £266,000. Semi-detached properties and terraced houses are more frequently available. The average price for a semi-detached house is £230,000 and a terraced house is £197,000. Average monthly rental costs are around £963. more
Hampshire is considered by many people as a relatively prosperous county. Portsmouth and Winchester have the lowest unemployment levels in the county and there are many large businesses offering employment to skilled workers. Many employees choose to live on the outskirts of these cities where properties are cheaper and commute into the city centre every day.
The New Forest in Hampshire is a large national park in Hampshire and is home to many different species of wildlife; ponies run wild over much of the area. The forest is also home to a large population of red deer and can include up to 6,500 stags during peak seasons. Hampshire is known to be the birthplace for the Royal Navy, British Army and the Royal Air Force and the county played a large role during the Second World War. The British Army still has a base in Aldershot today.
The rural areas of Hampshire are often associated with providing inspiration to some of the most famous British writers and poets. Jane Austen and Charles Dickens both lived and worked in Hertfordshire.
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|Largest County City:||Southampton|
|Population density:||457 / km²|