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This article is about the town of Buckingham in Buckinghamshire, England. For other places in the world called Buckingham see Buckingham (disambiguation).

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Buckingham

Administration
District:Aylesbury Vale
County:Buckinghamshire
Region:South East England
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Buckinghamshire
Traditional County:Buckinghamshire
Postal County:Buckinghamshire

Buckingham is a town situated in north Buckinghamshire approximately 10 miles from the border with Northamptonshire. The town has a population of 11,572 (2001 census).

Historically Buckingham was the county town of Buckinghamshire, it was declared county town in 888 by Alfred the Great, however Aylesbury took over this role in the 16th century.

The town is centred on the historic market place and contains many 18th century buildings. There are two main roads crossing Buckingham, namely the A421 and the A413. Leaving Buckingham on the A413 northbound you will pass through the village of Maids Moreton.

The town is home to the UK's first and only private university, the University of Buckingham. Unlike other UK universities, most of its students are from overseas.

There is a Confluence point on the edge of the town (here (http://www.confluence.org/confluence.php?lat=52&lon=-1)), at exactly Template:Coor dms,

Nearby towns include Aylesbury, Bicester, Brackley, Milton Keynes, and Towcester.

Places of interest

See also

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