Farnborough (Hampshire)

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Coordinates: 51 ° 16 ′  N , 0 ° 45 ′  W

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Farnborough is a town in the county of Hampshire in southern England . The city is best known as the venue for the Farnborough International Airshow , which takes place every two years.
Farnborough has around 60,000 residents.


Farnborough is in northeast Hampshire near the Surrey and Hampshire border. The border is marked by the Blackwater River . The Cove Brook flows through Farnborough. To London is about 50 km to the northeast, the city can by train or via the M3 motorway are achieved. The town's main thoroughfare, Farnborough Road, crosses the town of Camberley to the north and exits the town towards Aldershot to the south.

Saint Michael's Abbey is in the urban area . In the imperial crypt Napoléon III. (1808–1873), Emperor of the French, his wife Eugénie (1826–1920) and the couple's son, Crown Prince Louis Napoléon (1856–1879) are buried. The neighboring house, Farnborough Hill, was Empress Eugenie's last residence. The crypt of St Peter's Old Parish Church is believed to contain the bones of the Earls of Anglesey.


The Farnborough International Airshow takes place every two years at Farnborough Airfield between Farnborough and Fleet and the former air base of the Royal Air Force . One of the aviation pioneers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Samuel Franklin Cody , was stationed in Aldershot. The airfield is now also used for commercial air traffic.


Farnborough has traditionally been an important location for the British arms industry. Today it is the headquarters of the largest European armaments company, BAE Systems .

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