Southern England

Southern England, or the South of England, also known as the South, is an area of England consisting of its southernmost part, with cultural, economic and political differences from the Midlands and the North. Officially, the area includes Greater London, the South East, the West Country (or the South West), and the East (sometimes referred to as East Anglia).[1]

Southern England
South of England
Super-region of England
Nickname: 
The South
In this image, official definitions of Southern England are illustrated as yellow.
Sovereign state
Country
10 largest Settlements in order of population
Area
  Total62,042 km2 (23,955 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total27,945,000
  Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
  Urban
22,806,000
  Rural
5,139,000
DemonymSoutherner
Time zoneGMT (UTC)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)

The distinction between the south and rest of England and Great Britain is sometimes referred to as the north–south divide. With a population of nearly 28 million; and an area of 62,042 square kilometres (23,955 sq mi), the south accounts for roughly 40% of the population of the United Kingdom and approximately 25% of its area.


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