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(ˈwɪltʃə; -ˌʃɪə)
(Placename) a county of S England, consisting mainly of chalk uplands, with Salisbury Plain in the south and the Marlborough Downs in the north; prehistoric remains (at Stonehenge and Avebury); became a unitary authority in 2009: the geographical and ceremonial county includes Swindon unitary authority (established in 1997). Administrative centre: Trowbridge. Pop (excluding Swindon): 440 800 (2003 est). Area (excluding Swindon): 3481 sq km (1344 sq miles)


(ˈwɪlt ʃɪər, -ʃər)

1. Also called Wilts (wɪlts) a county in S England. 575,100; 1345 sq. mi. (3485 sq. km).
2. one of an English breed of white sheep having long, spiral horns.