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Population of Aldershot
At the last census the population was 36,321 for the town and 243,344 for the Aldershot Urban Area (Camberly, Farnborough & Farnham)
The main nickname of Aldershot is “Home of the British Army”
Military - Aldershot Military Town is located between Aldershot and North Camp near Farnborough. It is a garrison town that serves as the location for the military presence in the area. It houses Aldershot Garrison's married quarters, barracks, Army playing fields and other sporting facilities
In 1974 Aldershot and Farnborough Urban Districts were merged to form the Borough of Rushmoor under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. Local Landmarks – The two main landmarks in Aldershot are; The Wellington Statue and Aldershot Observatory
Aldershot is close to several major motorways including the M3, A3 and M25, which provide connections to London and the South Coast. Farnborough Airport – Europe's leading business airport– is 5 miles, London Heathrow is 29 miles, and London Gatwick is 43 miles away.
Aldershot News & Mail (Newspaper), Surrey-Hants Star Courier (Newspaper), 96.4 Eagle Radio (Radio)
Famous People from Aldershot
Martin Freeman (actor), Ian McDonald (Football Manager), Amelle Berrabah (singer), Holly Aird (actor), Maud Gonne ( Muse of WB Yeats, poet)
Aldershot Town (Football), Aldershot and Fleet RUFC (Rugby), Aldershot Cricket Club (Cricket)
Sulechów in Poland, Meudon in France and Oberursel in Germany
In the 18th century, the stretch of the London to Winchester turnpike that passed through Aldershot between Bagshot and Farnham (now known as the Farnborough Road) was the scene of highway robberies. At one time it had "almost as bad a reputation as Hounslow Heath”. Dick Turpin is said to have operated in the area having his headquarters nearby in Farnborough, and there were sightings of Springheeled Jack. In 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army
July is the hottest month in Aldershot with it's average high temperatures at 16.3 C. The coldest month is January with average highs at 3.5 C.