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Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in the South East of England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire.

It is divided into five local government districts: Oxford, Cherwell, Vale of White Horse (after the Uffington White Horse), West Oxfordshire and South Oxfordshire.

The county has a major tourism industry. The area is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities. Oxford University Press has headed a concentration of print and publishing firms; the university is also linked to the concentration of local biotechnology companies.

The main centre of population is the city of Oxford. Other significant settlements are Bicester, Banbury, Kidlington, and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot and Henley-on-Thames to the south. Future population growth in the county is hoped to be concentrated around Banbury, Bicester, Didcot and Witney, near the South Midlands growth area.

The highest point of the county is Whitehorse Hill, in the Vale of White Horse, reaching 856 feet (261m).

Oxfordshire's county flower is the Snake's-head Fritillary.

Locations within the Oxfordshire:

Abingdon
Adderbury
Alvescot
Ambrosden
Appleford
Appleton
Ardley
Ascot under Wychwood
Ashbury
Asthall
Aston
Aston Rowant
Aston Tirroid
Aynho
Balking
Bampton
Banbury
Barford Saint John
Barford Saint Michael
Beckley
Benson
Berrick Salome
Bicester
Bix
Blackthorn
Bladon
Bledington
Bletchingdon
Blewbury
Bloxham
Boddicott
Brightwell Baldwin
Britwell Salome
Brize Norton
Broadwell
Broughton
Buckland
Bucknell
Burford
Buscot
Carterton
Cassington
Chadlington
Chalgrove
Charlbury
Charlton on Otmoor
Charney Basset
Checkendon
Chesterton
Chetwode
Childrey
Chilton
Chinnor
Chipping Norton
Chislehampton
Cholsey
Christmas Common
Church Handborough
Churchill
Clanfield
Claydon
Clifton Hampden
Coleshill
Cornwell
Cowley
Coxwell
Crawley
Cropredy
Crowell
Crowmarsh Gifford
Cuddesdon
Culham
Cumnor
Cuxham
Deddington
Denchworth
Didcot
Dorchester
Drayton
Drayton Saint Leonard
Ducklington
Duns Tew
East Challow
East Hagbourne
East Hanney
Elsfield
Enstone
Epwell
Ewelme
Eynsham
Faringdon
Farnborough
Fifield
Fringford
Fritwell
Fulwell
Garford
Garsington
Goring
Great Haseley
Great Milton
Great Rollright
Great Tew
Grove
Hailey
Hanwell
Harpsden
Harwell
Hatford
Headington
Hendred
Henley on Thames
Hethe
Heythrop
Holwell
Hook Norton
Horley
Hornton
Horsepath
Idbury
Idstone
Ipsden
Islip
Kencot
Kiddington
Kidlington
Kingham
Kingston Bagpuze
Kirtlington
Langford
Launton
Leafield
Ledwell
Letcombe Bassett
Letcombe Regis
Lewknor
Little Barrington
Little Faringdon
Little Haseley
Little Milton
Little Rollright
Little Tew
Little Wittenham
Littlemore
Littleworth
Lockinge
Long Wittenham
Longworth
Lower Assendon
Lower Heyford
Ludgershall
Mapledurham
Marcham
Marsh Baldon
Marston
Merton
Middle Aston
Middleton Stoney
Milton
Minster Lovell
Mixbury
Mollington
Mongewell
Nether Worton
Nettlebed
North Aston
North Hinksey
North Leigh
North Moreton
North Stoke
Northend
Northmoor
Nuffield
Nuneham Courtenay
Oddington
Over Worton
Oxford
Pishill
Pusey
Pyrton
Radcot
Radley
Ramsden
Ratley
Rotherfield Peppard
Rousham
Salford
Sandford Saint Martin
Shabbington
Shenington
Shillingford
Shilton
Shipton under Wychwood
Shirburn
Shrivenham
Somerton
Sotwell
Souldern
South Hinksey
South Leigh
South Moreton
South Newington
South Stoke
Spelsbury
Stadhampton
Standlake
Stanford in the Vale
Stanton Harcourt
Stanton Saint John
Steeple Aston
Steventon
Stoke Lyne
Stonesfield
Stratton Audley
Studley
Summertown
Sunningwell
Sutton Courtenay
Sutton Wick
Swalcliffe
Swerford
Swinbrook
Tackley
Tadmarton
Taynton
Tendring
Tetsworth
Thame
Toot Baldon
Uffington
Upper Heyford
Upton
Wallingford
Wantage
Warborough
Wardington
Watchfield
Waterperry
Watlington
Wendlebury
West Challow
West Hagbourne
West Hanney
Westbury
Weston on the Green
Westwell
Wheatley
Wigginton
Wilcote
Witney
Wittenham
Woodstock
Woolstone
Wootton
Worminghall
Wroxton
Wytham
Yarnton
Yelford

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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South East England
Area: 2,605 sq. km
Admin HQ: Oxford
ISO 3166-2: GB-OXF
ONS code: 38
NUTS 3: UKJ14
Population: 626,900 (2005 est.)
Council: Oxfordshire County Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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