Swindon is a small town in the state of Wiltshire situated in the Southwest of the United Kingdom. The last census of 2011 marked a population of the built-up area of Swindon as 185,609. It was and is still an important industrial hub with factories and warehouses although this seems to have been waning a bit in recent years as compared to other bustling commercial towns and cities in the United Kingdom but nevertheless factories and industries still operate here due to a constant flow of young manpower and cheap labour. A recent census in 2014 places Swindon in the 13th place in its business worth.
The climate too is much favourable and conducive as compared to other parts of the United Kingdom and is a place that is much easy on the pockets as well when it comes to the standard of living.
Important places or cities close to Swindon:
Bristol 40 miles (64 km) to the west
Reading, 40 miles (64 km) to the east.
The capital of the United Kingdom, London is 81 miles (130 km) to the east.
The town of Swindon is governed by a unitary authority, The Swindon Borough Council, which is self-governing in administration and independent to the Wiltshire Council.
Nearby towns and cities:
Chippenham, Royal Wootton Bassett, Cirencester,
Cricklade, Highworth, Marlborough, Malmesbury and Calne
Places of interest near to Swindon: Avebury, Barbury Castle, Crofton Pumping Station, Silbury Hill, Stonehenge and Uffington White Horse
Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Swindon include:
Old Town Centre
Lydiard Country Park (pictures)
Royal Wooton Basset popular for the Carbooth Sale. This flea market type setting takes place once a week on Sundays during summer time. Homeware, software, hardware whatever you name it is on sale at real dirt cheap prices, a steal.
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- Population 185,609 (2011 Census)
- OS grid reference SU152842
- London 81 miles (130 km)
- Unitary authority Borough of Swindon
- Ceremonial county Wiltshire
- Region South West
- Country England
- Sovereign state United Kingdom
- Post town SWINDON
- Postcode district SN1-6, SN25, SN26
- Dialling code 01793
Spring follows after winter and starts in the month of March until May. Spring is generally a calm, cool and dry season. During this time of the year, the days get longer and there can be a spike in the temperatures, but they often tend to drop off again at night due to the cool oceans and the warm weather dependent solely on the sun.
Summer precedes the springs and is between the months of June and August and is more evidently warm and sunny as compared to the other seasons. But, it still rains intermittently in this season and also throughout the year. The days are long and it tends to get dark at around 21:00 hours. A perfect time for holidays, shopping, and other outdoor activities.
Autumn in the United Kingdom lasts from September to November. The air is particularly cold and temperatures on land may be colder than the ocean, resulting in significant amounts of condensation and clouds which bring rain. In recent times, though the United Kingdom has seen some of its wettest and driest autumns since the millennium with mean temperatures of 10.7 to 13.0 °C (51.3 to 55.4 °F).
Winter in the UK is defined as lasting from December to February. The season is characterized by cool, wet and windy conditions. Temperatures at night rarely drop below −10 °C (14 °F) and in the day rarely rise above 15 °C (59 °F).
Met office website
During the winter time, heating systems (compulsion) indoor public places regulate and maintains room temperature.