Borough of Swindon
|Borough of Swindon|
|status||Unitary Authority , Borough|
|region||South West England|
|was standing||June 30, 2018|
The Borough of Swindon is an independent administrative unit ( unitary authority ) in the south-west of England and belongs to the region of South-West England .
The borough was established in 1974 as a district of the county of Wiltshire and was initially called Thamesdown . The Borough of Swindon has been independent from Wiltshire since April 1, 1997 and is now part of the county for ceremonial purposes only. The administrative headquarters are located in Swindon , but the borough also includes the surrounding area with the towns of Badbury, Chiseldon, Highworth , Liddington, Wanborough and Wroughton.
- ↑ Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- ↑ http://www.swindon.gov.uk/yourcouncil/history/heritage-coatofarms.htm ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
Coordinates: 51 ° 34 ′ N , 1 ° 44 ′ W