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Swindon,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 127,348), S central England. Swindon was a small village until 1841, when the Great Western RR opened its locomotive and car works there. It became the largest and most highly industrialized town in the Wiltshire, and is the center of the modern borough. Products include machinery and equipment, clothing, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and computers; other industries include financial services. The borough includes Stratton and St. Margaret.
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Swindon

 

a city in Great Britain, in Wiltshire County. Population, 90,800 (1971). A major railroad junction on the London- Bristol line, Swindon has railroad shops. Industry includes the production of rolling stock and other railroad equipment. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, a number of companies from London moved to Swindon.

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Swindon

1. a town in S England, in NE Wiltshire: railway workshops, high technology. Pop.: 155 432 (2001).
2. a unitary authority in S England, in Wiltshire. Pop.: 181 200 (2003 est.). Area: 230 sq. km (89 sq. miles)
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