Farnborough, Hampshire

Farnborough is a town in northeast Hampshire, England, part of the borough of Rushmoor and the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area. Farnborough was founded in Saxon times and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The name is formed from Ferneberga which means "fern hill". According to the UK-wide 2011 Census, the population of Farnborough is 57,486.[2]

Farnborough
Town

Clock Tower, Farnborough
Farnborough
Location within Hampshire
Population65,034 — 2011 census, including exurb Ash Vale[1]
OS grid referenceSU871554
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFARNBOROUGH
Postcode districtGU14
Dialling code01252, 01276
PoliceHampshire
FireHampshire
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Hampshire
51°17′N 0°45′W

The town is probably best known for its association with aviation, with the Farnborough Airshow, Farnborough Aerodrome, Royal Aircraft Establishment, and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.