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About Oxfordshire

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Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the South East. It has a population of around 666,100, one third of which lives in towns or villages of less than 10,000 people.

The county is a popular visitor destination for its rural beauty, numerous market towns and Oxford city itself, which has earned a global reputation for its academic and architectural splendour. Oxford is also a global centre of publishing.

Oxfordshire has consistently high levels of employment and the workforce is amongst the most highly-qualified in the country. World-class business clusters include bioscience, advanced motorsport engineering, scientific research and cryogenics.

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Getting here

Oxfordshire is in the heart of England with excellent transport links to other parts of the country.


Government in Oxfordshire

There are three types of local government in Oxfordshire providing you with services.

council chamber

High Sheriff

The current High Sheriff of Oxfordshire is Richard Venables

Oxfordshire Lieutenancy

‚ÄčThe Lord-Lieutenant represents Her Majesty The Queen in the county of Oxfordshire.

Tim Stevenson OBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire data

Oxfordshire Insight provides access to data, information and intelligence on the county.

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