The county of Oxfordshire is situated in south-central England with Oxford being its administrative centre. This city, famed for the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, is often called “the city of dreaming spires” because of the university’s buildings with theirs towers, spires and domes. Oxfordshire territory is almost completely within the Thames basin, and the countryside is dominated by low-lying and flat lands, as well as pasture and agricultural fields with small to medium-sized villages; chalk hills are also found in the Chiltern Hills area.

Population: over 683 thousand

Capital: Oxford

Other major cities: Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington

Main attractions: Oxford University, Radcliffe Camera, Christ Church Cathedral, Tom Tower, Sheldonian Theatre, Blenheim Palace, The Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum

Nearest airports: Heathrow Airport (LHR), Birmingham International Airport (BHX), Gatwick Airport (LGW)

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