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Southampton is a city and port in Hampshire, South East England. It is located at the end of a coastal inlet from the Solent, approximately 70 miles (110 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) west of Portsmouth. A major port, and close to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, at the confluence of the River Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south. The unitary authority area of Southampton had a population of 253,651 at the 2011 census. Southampton forms part of the South Hampshire conurbation.
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