Borough of Milton Keynes

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Borough of Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes
status Unitary Authority , Borough
region South East England
Ceremony county Buckinghamshire
Administrative headquarters Milton Keynes
surface 308.63 km²
Residents 268,607
was standing 2018
ONS code 00MG

Milton Keynes is a borough in England . It was created April 1, 1974 through a merger of the urban districts Bletchley , Newport Pagnell and Wolverton , the Newport Pagnell Rural District and parts of the Wing Rural District .

Until April 1, 1997, the Borough of Milton Keynes was a district of Buckinghamshire . Since then it has been a unitary authority that is administratively independent from Buckinghamshire. The borough borders the administrative counties of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire . The largest place is Milton Keynes .

Milton Keynes is home to the Open University - the UK's largest university - and Bletchley Park , where Alan Turing and others successfully deciphered the Enigma during World War II .

Cities, villages and communities

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 52 ° 2 ′  N , 0 ° 46 ′  W