Map of Swindon
This map of Swindon not only gives accurate information about the major cities in the province, their surroundings and the routes that connect them, but it also helps you choose the strategic locations where to make hotel reservations and that are close to the tourist sights you want to visit. So, don’t forget to pack this useful map of Swindon together with your passport and travel insurance when you decide to visit central England. This map of Swindon will help you explore the wonderful tourist sights this district has to offer whether you choose to use a car hire service or to travel by train or bus.
Within the county of Wiltshire and Borough of Swindon is a large town called Swindon. It is located at the South West part of England. It is in the midway between Bristol and 40 miles west and Reading, 40 miles in the east. Eighty one miles to its east is London, the largest city in England. There are about 209,000 people believed to be living in Swindon based on the census in 2011. This population includes those living in the small town of Highworth and the large village of Wroughton. This number shows an increase of about 16.2% since it’s the last check in 2001.
The Town Development Act in 1952 named Swindon as an Expanded Town which led to the major increase in its population. Travellers from London Paddington to Bristol usually take the Swindon Railway Station. The Swindon Borough Council has become a unitary authority considered independent from the Wiltshire Council in 1997. Its residents are called Swindonians. It has become a home to its residents and the renowned Bodleian Library's book depository, a facility that contains 153 miles worth of bookshelf.
The original settlements of Swindon – the Saxons – lived atop a limestone hill. Before 1848, Swindon was a small market town which basically involved the barter trade system. Yet the Industrial Revolution accelerated its growth as a ceremonial county. The project to development all began when the Wilts and Berks Canal was constructed in 1810 as well as the North Wilts Canal in 1819. Both canals paved the way for trade to enter the county. Along with it is the growth of its population.