Southampton

City and unitary authority area in England

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Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England. It is 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) west north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area. The city, which is a unitary authority, had a population of 253,651 at the 2011 census. The city's name is sometimes abbreviated in writing to "So'ton" or "Soton", and a resident of Southampton is called a Sotonian.

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Steve Smith's century leads Australia to a 12-run victory over England in a World Cup warm-up in Southampton.
15 hours ago • BBC News

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Steve Smith's century leads Australia to a 12-run victory over England in a World Cup warm-up in Southampton.
Credit: BBC News - Published 15 hours ago

A lawyer representing victims of Bob Higgins confirms they will sue Southampton and Peterborough.
2 days ago • BBC News
Watch as Southampton's Nathan Redmond is upended by a small goal during an England training session ahead of their Nations League semi final against the..
3 days ago • BBC News
Blue boxes have appeared in Southampton, Nottingham and Taunton, all venues in the Cricket World Cup
5 days ago • BBC News

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