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(ˈɒksfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) an inland county of S central England: situated mostly in the basin of the Upper Thames, with the Cotswolds in the west and the Chilterns in the southeast. Administrative centre: Oxford. Pop: 615 200 (2003 est). Area: 2608 sq km (1007 sq miles). Abbreviation: Oxon
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(ˈɒks fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in S England. 597,700; 1008 sq. mi. (2610 sq. km). Also called Oxford.
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Langland was born in the country, perhaps in Oxfordshire, perhaps in Shropshire, and he went to school at Great Malvern.
After having left the great northern road, he turned his face to the westward, and so came past Aylesbury, to fair Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. Thence he turned his footsteps northward, traveling for a great distance by way of Warwick Town, till he came to Dudley, in Staffordshire.
They were on the borders of Oxfordshire, so far had poor old Betty Higden strayed.
It is a little place near the borders of Oxfordshire, and within seven miles of Reading.
"But it's so difficult after Oxfordshire, where there are so many trees.
star have left tributes at his homes in Highgate, London and Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, creating memorial areas filled with flowers, messages and candles among other items after his death in 2016.
Michael was found dead, aged 53, on Christmas Day, 2016, at his Oxfordshire home.
London: Residents of South Oxfordshire enjoy the best quality of life of any rural area in Great Britain, according to the 2016 Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey.
Mrs Cameron put her name to the battle to save dozens of children's centres that Tory-run Oxfordshire county council is poised to close, to save PS8million.
Ewan and Tanith Powell were discovered in the Didcot area of Oxfordshire yesterday after last being seen on Saturday morning when Mr Powell collected her from her mother's home in Worcester for a prearranged visit, Thames Valley Police said.
Oxfordshire County Council in the UK has announced that it has hired BNP Paribas Securities Services (BNPP.PA) as a global custodian, for its pension fund.

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