Hampshire covers 3,700 sq km (1,455 sq mi) and has a population of 1.7 million people, making it the ninth biggest and fifth most populous country in the England. Due to its location, it is a popular holiday destination with a string of seaside resorts, national parks and other tourist attractions.
Hampshire has been inhabited since Neolithic times. It was known as Gwent by the Celts. Its location made it one of the first places to be conquered by the invading Romans. Historians believe that the county boundaries of Hampshire dates back as early as AD 519.
Hampshire was the departure point for many immigrants from England to the
United States, where the settled in the east coast and creating a state called New Hampshire.
Slea Valley, Hampshire
Author: Colin Smith (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
Towns in Hampshire
- Southampton – biggest city
Sights in Hampshire
- New Forest