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Dorset (or archaically, Dorsetshire), is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The county town is Dorchester and is situated in the south of the county. Between its extreme points Dorset measures 80 kilometres (50 mi) from east to west and 64 km (40 mi) north to south, and has an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi). Dorset borders Devon to the west, Somerset to the north-west, Wiltshire to the north-east, and Hampshire to the east. Around half of Dorset's population lives in the South East Dorset conurbation. The rest of the county is largely rural with a low population density. Dorset's motto is 'Who's Afear'd'.

Locations within Dorset:

Abbotsbury
Alderholt
Almer
Arne
Ashmore
Askerswell
Batcombe
Beaminster
Bere Regis
Bincombe
Bishops Caundle
Blandford Forum
Bloxworth
Boscombe
Bourton
Bovington Camp
Bradford Abbas
Bradpole
Bridport
Broadmayne
Broadstone
Broadwey
Broadwindsor
Buckhorn Weston
Buckland Newton
Burstock
Burton
Burton Bradstock
Canford Magna
Castletown
Cerne Abbas
Chalbury
Chaldon Herring
Charlton Marshall
Charminster
Chelborough
Cheselbourne
Chesil
Chetnole
Chettle
Chickerell
Child Okeford
Christchurch
Compton
Compton Abbas
Corfe Castle
Corfe Mullen
Corscombe
Cranborne
Daggons
Dewlish
Dorchester
Durweston
East Lulworth
East Orchard
East Parley
East Stoke
East Stour
Easton
Edmondsham
Evershot
Farnham
Fern Down
Fontmell Magna
Fortuneswell
Frampton
Frome Saint Quinton
Frome Vauchurch
Gillingham
Godmanstone
Grimstone
Gussage Saint Michael
Halstock
Hammoon
Hampreston
Hamworthy
Handley
Haselbury Bryan
Haydon
Hilton
Hinton
Holdenhurst
Holwell
Hooke
Horton
Hurn
Iford
Iwerne Courtney
Iwerne Minster
Kimmeridge
Kingston
Langton Matravers
Leigh
Lillington
Little Bredy
Loders
Long Bredy
Long Burton
Long Crichel
Longham
Lulworth Camp
Lydlinch
Lyme Regis
Lytchett Matravers
Maiden Newton
Manston
Mappowder
Marnhull
Marshwood
Melbury Abbas
Melbury Bubb
Melcombe Regis
Milborne Saint Andrew
Milton Abbas
Milton on Stour
Morden
Morecombelake
Moreton
Mosterton
Motcombe
Nether Cerne
Netherbury
Over Compton
Owermoigne
Parkstone
Pentridge
Piddlehinton
Piddletrenthide
Pilsdon
Pimperne
Pointington
Poole
Portesham
Powerstock
Poxwell
Preston
Puddletown
Puncknowle
Radipole
Rampisham
Saint Ives
Saint Leonards
Shaftesbury
Shapwick
Sherborne
Shillingstone
Silton
Spetisbury
Stalbridge
Stoborough
Stoke Abbott
Stour Provost
Stourpaine
Stourton Caundle
Stratton
Sturminster Marshall
Sturminster Newton
Swanage
Swyre
Tarrant Gunville
Tarrant Hinton
Tarrant Keynston
Tarrant Monkton
Tarrant Rushton
Thorncombe
Three Legged Cross
Todber
Tollard Royal
Toller Porcorum
Tolpuddle
Trent
Turners Puddle
Ulwell
Upton
Upwey
Verwood
Wareham
West Bay
West Chaldon
West Orchard
West Parley
Weston
Whitchurch Canonicorum
Whitcombe
Whitechurch
Wimborne Minster
Wimborne Saint Giles
Winfrith Newburgh
Winterborne Abbas
Winterborne Kingston
Winterborne Monkton
Winterborne Steepleton
Winterborne Stickland
Winton
Witchampton
Woodsford
Wool
Woolland
Wootton Fitzpaine
Wootton Glanville
Worth Matravers
Wyke Regis
Yetminster


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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South West England
Area: 2,653 sq. km
Admin HQ: Dorchester
ISO 3166-2: GB-DOR
ONS code: 19
NUTS 3: UKK22
Population: 701,900 (2005 est.)
Council: Dorset County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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