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|Status||Ceremonial and Non-metropolitan county (no county council)|
|Region||South East England|
| Ranked 40th|
1,262 km2 (487 sq mi)
- Total (2005 est.)
643/km2 (1,670/sq mi)
|Ethnicity|| 88.7% White|
|No county council|
|Members of Parliament|
Berkshire is a county in the south of England (part of the UK). It is to the west of London. Its county town is named Reading. In the past, a town named Abingdon was the county town, but this town is not now in Berkshire.
Berkshire is also named Royal Berkshire.
- Windsor, home of Windsor Castle, and which gives its name to the House of Windsor
The towns below are not part of Berkshire now, but were in the past.