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Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East. It has a population of around 635,500, over half of which lives in towns or villages of less than 10,000 people.

The county is a popular visitor destination for its rural beauty, numerous market towns and Oxford city itself, which has earned a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour. Oxford is also a global centre of publishing.

Oxfordshire has consistently high levels of employment and the workforce is amongst the most highly-qualified in the country. World-class business clusters include bioscience, advanced motorsport engineering, scientific research and cryogenics.

Countryside and nature

What kind of wildlife and landscape you can expect to see when out and about in Oxfordshire.

Kingfisher - photo by Tony house at Seeing

Economic development

Links to statistical information about Oxfordshire's economy.

Harwell Synchrocyclotron

Getting here

Oxfordshire is in the heart of England with excellent transport links to other parts of the country.

Train

Government in Oxfordshire

There are three types of local government in Oxfordshire providing you with services.

council chamber

High Sheriff

The current High Sheriff of Oxfordshire is Tony Stratton DL

History

A brief history of the county of Oxfordshire.

Whitchurch missal

Oxfordshire Lieutenancy

‚ÄčThe Lord-Lieutenant represents Her Majesty The Queen in the county of Oxfordshire.

Tim Stevenson OBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Oxfordshire

Visit Oxfordshire

Inspiring Oxfordshire's visitors and residents to discover what the county has to offer.

Abingdon from the River Thames

Oxfordshire data

Oxfordshire Insight provides access to data, information and intelligence on the county.

Harwell
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