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Unitary, Borough
Aerial view of Bournemouth town centre
Coordinates: 50°45′N 1°53′E / 50.75°N 1.88°E / 50.75; 1.88Coordinates: 50°45′N 1°53′E / 50.75°N 1.88°E / 50.75; 1.88
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Ceremonial county Dorset
Founded 1810
Admin. HQ Bournemouth
 • Type Bournemouth Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:  
 • MPs: Conor Burns,
Tobias Ellwood
 • Mayor Philip Stanley-Watts
 • Total 17.83 sq mi (46.18 km2)
Area rank 276th
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ONS code 00HN (ONS)
E06000028 (GSS)
Ethnicity 96.7% White

Bournemouth is a town in Dorset, in the country of England. It is the biggest town in Dorset. It is next to Poole and Christchurch.