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  1. Swindon(ProperNoun)

    A town in Wiltshire, England


  1. Swindon

    Swindon ( (listen)) is a town in Wiltshire, England. At the 2021 Census the population of the Swindon area was 201,669, making it the largest settlement in the county. Located in South West England, the town lies between Bristol, 35 miles (56 kilometres) to its west, and Reading, equidistant to its east. Recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as Suindune, it was a small market town until the mid-19th century, when it was selected as the principal site for the Great Western Railway's repair and maintenance works, leading to a marked increase in its population. The new town constructed for the railway workers produced pioneering amenities such as the UK's first lending library and a 'cradle-to-grave' healthcare centre that was later used as a blueprint for the NHS.After the Second World War, the town expanded dramatically again, as industry and people moved from London to designated New or Expanded Towns such as Swindon. One of the fastest growing towns in Europe during the second half of the 20th century, its economy diversified, attracting large international companies as the railway works declined and finally closed in the 1980s.Served by the M4 motorway and Great Western Main Line, today, Swindon has the head offices of organisations such as English Heritage, Intel, Nationwide, all of the National Research Councils, the National Trust, UK Space Agency, WHSmith, and Zurich Insurance Group. It also houses the Bodleian Library's Book Storage Facility, the Historic England Archive, and the Science Museum's National Collections.The McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and STEAM Railway Museum are both housed in the renovated former railway works, with the currently closed Oasis Leisure Centre (claimed by some to be the inspiration for the name of the Manchester band), and infamous Magic Roundabout also notable points of interest. The Cotswolds lie just to the town's north and the North Wessex Downs to its south. Avebury, the largest megalithic stone circle in the world, is also nearby. The town has one professional football team, Swindon Town F.C., who play in League Two at the 15,000-seat County Ground in the town centre. Other teams in the town include the Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey side and five-time British speedway champions the Swindon Robins.


  1. Swindon

    Swindon is a large town within the Borough of Swindon and ceremonial county of Wiltshire, in South West England. It is midway between Bristol, 40 miles west and Reading, 40 miles east. London is 81 miles to the east. In the 2011 census, the population of Swindon was 209,000 people, including the small town of Highworth and the large village of Wroughton, an increase of 16.2% since 2001. Swindon was named an Expanded Town under the Town Development Act 1952 and this led to a major increase in its population. Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council, is a unitary authority independent of Wiltshire Council since 1997. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. Swindon is home to the Bodleian Library's book depository, which contains 153 miles of bookshelves.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Swindon

    a town in Wiltshire, 77 m. W. of London; contains the Great Western Company's engineering works, which cover 200 acres, and employ 10,000 hands.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Swindon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4474

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Swindon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4129


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swindon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Swindon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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