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South East England

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South East
Image:EnglandSouthEast.png
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Area
 - Total
3rd in England
19,096 km²
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
1st in England
8,000,550
419/km²
NUTS 1:UKJ

South East England is one of the official regions of England. The current boundaries are shown on the map below. Until the late 1990s the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London were also included for official purposes — excluding London left an area called "ROSE" (rest of South East).

In unofficial usage the South East can refer to a varying area - sometimes only to Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, and Surrey. But the most widely used sense is perhaps the larger defunct official designation referred to above, which corresponded very approximately to the London commuter belt. South East England and London are the richest areas of the UK.

The highest point of the region is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 297m/974 ft.

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Local government

The broader governmental Region is divided into the following local government areas:

Counties

See Counties of England

Unitary Authority Areas

See Unitary authorities in England

Local Dialects

Traditionally the middle class inhabitants of the South East have spoken received pronunciation (also known as "RP", BBC English and Queen's English). Nowadays a form of the English language influenced by working class London accents and known as Estuary English is more prevalent in the region, even among the higher social classes. The name derives from the estuary of the River Thames which runs through East London and past Essex and Kent, which is the area where this accent is said to have originated.

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Template:United Kingdom regions

Districts of England - South East England Flag of England

Adur | Arun | Ashford | Aylesbury Vale | Basingstoke and Deane | Bracknell Forest | Brighton and Hove | Canterbury | Cherwell | Chichester | Chiltern | Crawley | Dartford | Dover | Eastbourne | East Hampshire | Eastleigh | Elmbridge | Epsom and Ewell | Fareham | Gosport | Gravesham | Guildford | Hart | Hastings | Havant | Horsham | Isle of Wight | Lewes | Maidstone | Medway | Mid Sussex | Milton Keynes | Mole Valley | New Forest | Oxford | Portsmouth | Reading | Reigate and Banstead | Rother | Runnymede | Rushmoor | Sevenoaks | Shepway | Slough | Southampton | South Bucks | South Oxfordshire | Spelthorne | Surrey Heath | Swale | Tandridge | Test Valley | Thanet | Tonbridge and Malling | Tunbridge Wells | Vale of White Horse | Waverley | Wealden | West Berkshire | West Oxfordshire | Winchester | Windsor and Maidenhead | Woking | Wokingham | Worthing | Wycombe

Administrative counties with multiple districts: Berkshire - Buckinghamshire - East Sussex - Hampshire - Kent - Oxfordshire - Surrey - West Sussex


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