Basingstoke is the largest town in the modern county of Hampshire. It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30 miles northeast of Southampton, 48 miles southwest of London, and 19 miles northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester. According to the 2016 population estimate the town had a population of 113,776. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts.
Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the mid 1960s as a result of an agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan in 1944.
Address Basingstoke RG23 8, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°16'13.539" N -1°6'57.893" E