Map of Reading
This tiny but picturesque province of England is an important tourist attraction. This map of Reading can help you plan your trip, choose the location where to make hotel reservations and find the most convenient way to travel around the province (car hire, personal car, train or bus). The data can also be useful in choosing your travel insurance plan. Because it illustrates the location of the province, its main cities and its surrounding districts, this map of Reading is a great travel organizer. Please see the map of Reading below for further information.
The large town of Reading is a unitary authority area included in the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. Its exact location is in the confluence of the River Thames and the River Kennet in Thames Valley. Thirty six miles east of Swindon is where Reading is located. Oxford borders it in the south, Central London in the West and 14 miles off the north of Basingstoke.
The Borough of Reading is populated of about 145,700 people based on the census in 2008. This town also makes up the largest area in Reading/Wokingham Urban Area, which practically has about 318,014 people based on the 2011 census.
This small town is represented by two people in the UK parliament and has continuously been represented since 1295. The town is included in the county of Berkshire for ceremonial purposes. Since 1867, it has served as one of the county towns of Berkshire.
The first record of settlement in the Borough of Reading was during the 8th century. It has played an important centre role during the medieval period. It was the site of the reading Abbey, which back then had a very strong royal connections. However, it also had its first serious impaction during the English Civil War, accounting its great loss in trade.
Its pivotal role during the revolution in 1688 has significantly taken the military action in the streets. The turn of the nineteenth century paved the way for the coming of the great Western Railway which in turn led to the town’s development in terms of seed growing businesses, baking and brewing. Today, Reading has become a large commercial centre with high involvement in the industry of information technology as well as insurance.