A county in the South of England.
Population of just over 2 million people. Principle city is Southampton, county town is Winchester. Also here are Basingstoke, Portsmouth, and Andover. Part of the region known as Wessex.

As Soton and Portsmouth are both ports, shipping in all its forms are an important part of the county's economy.

Hampshire has the following higher education institutions:

The countryside is flat and green, but with a few bumps. Thomas Hardy came from here.

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