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A town of south-central England northeast of Oxford. It was designated as a new town in 1967 to alleviate overcrowding in London.
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Milton Keynes(ˈmɪltən ˈkiːnz)
1. (Placename) a new town in central England, in Milton Keynes unitary authority, N Buckinghamshire: founded in 1967: electronics, clothing, machinery; seat of the Open University. Pop: 184 506 (2001 est)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in central England, in Buckinghamshire. Pop: 215 700 (2003). Area: 310 sq km (119 sq miles)
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