in the South of England
Population of just over 2 million people. Principle city is Southampton, county town
. 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.