Map of Southampton
This map of Southampton is an essential item that you should carry in your wallet, together with your passport and travel insurance when you decide to visit this province. Due to its large size and high number of attractions of this province, you should plan your itinerary by consulting this map of Southampton. In its online or printed form, this map of Southampton is useful in both stages of your trip (the primary stage when you plan your trip and make hotel arrangements and the secondary stage when you are actually travelling).
Southampton is part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire. It is the largest city in the south coast of England. It is basically situated at about 75 miles south-west of London and about 19 miles off the city of Portsmouth. Southampton has one of the major ports closest to the New Forest.
The confluence of the River Test and the River Itchen lies this city towards the northern part of the Southampton Water. Its urban area in the south is bordered by River Hamble. The unitary authority that controls the city is called the Southampton City Council.
The city has an estimated population of about 239,700 based on the 2011 census. When combines with Portsmouth, Southampton forms a metropolitan area with more than a million people living in both cities. Because of this, it is considered as the most populous metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. The name of the city is often represented by the abbreviation Soton while people who reside in the city are called Sotonians.
Southampton thrives in the industries of the academe provided by these two institutions -- University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. Then there is the Ford Transit factory which basically helps increase the amount of money raised to keep the city functional. Other major names in their industries help Southampton improve its infrastructure and provide jobs for its people. The list includes NHS, ABP, Carnival UK, the Southampton Airport as well as BBC South.
Its urban area spans to about 28.1 square miles led by its elected leader and its cabinet.