Buckinghamshire

Table of contents
1 Introduction
2 Towns, villages and hamlets in Buckinghamshire
3 Places of interest
4 Famous People from Bucks

Introduction

Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in south central England. It has an area of 1883 sq km, and its county town is Aylesbury. It has a population of 590,000.

It borders onto Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Luton, Hertfordshire, and Berkshire.

It is an agricultural county, covering part of the Chiltern Hills to the South and the Vale of Aylesbury to the north. It has fertile agricultural lands, with many landed estates, especially those of the de Rothschild family in the 19th century (see Rothschild properties in Buckinghamshire). Industry: Agricultural, furniture, pharmaceuticals, service and distribution industries. There are some residential commuter areas for London in the south.

The name Buckinghamshire is Anglo Saxon and means The district of the land belonging to the kinsmen of Bucca. Bucca, in this sense, would have been an Anglo Saxon individual of some prominence.

Towns, villages and hamlets in Buckinghamshire

The boundaries of Buckinghamshire have changed considerably over a number of years. Some of these are now are part of neighbouring counties and unitary authorities, but once formed part of the traditional county of Buckinghamshire. Places that are no longer part of Buckinghamshire are listed in Italics.

Places of interest

Famous People from Bucks

The following people are either from Buckinghamshire, have lived in Buckinghamshire, or continue to live in Buckinghamshire.


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