Hampshire

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Hampshire (Listeni /ˈhæmpʃɪə/ or /ˈhæmpʃə/) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom, notable especially for housing the original birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It borders Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and West Sussex. It has an area of 3,700 square kilometres (1,400 sq mi),[1] with its widest points being approximately 86 kilometres (53 mi) east–west and 76 kilometres (47 mi) north–south.[2] In addition to its official name, Hampshire is sometimes historically referred to as Southamptonshire,[3] Hamptonshire,[4] and the County of Southampton.[5]

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