Wiltshire is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is
landlocked and borders the counties of Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire,
Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It contains the unitary
authority of Swindon and covers 3,485 km2 (1,346 square miles). The
ancient county town was Wilton, but since 1930 Wiltshire County
Council and its successor Wiltshire Council (from 2009) have been
based at Trowbridge.