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Chiltern District
BuckinghamshireChiltern.png
Shown within non-metropolitan Buckinghamshire
Geography
Status: District
Region: South East England
Admin. County: Buckinghamshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 168th
196.35 km²
Admin. HQ: Amersham
ONS code: 11UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2008 est.)
- Density
Ranked 252nd
90,900
463 / km²
Ethnicity[1]: 92.9% White
3.6% S.Asian
1.1% Black
1.4% Mixed Race
1.0% Chinese or Other
Politics

Chiltern District Council
http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Cheryl Gillan

Chiltern is one of four local government districts of Buckinghamshire in south central England. It is named after the Chiltern Hills on which the region sits.

The main towns in the district are Amersham and Chesham. It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Chesham Urban District and Amersham Rural District (which entirely surrounded it).

Contents

Parishes

The parishes that make up Chiltern District are:

See also the list of civil parishes in Buckinghamshire

Transport

Along with the Aylesbury Vale district, Chiltern contains no motorways except for a very small section of the M25 in the south-eastern corner. The major roads through the district are the A413 and the A404, the two meeting in Amersham. Railways services are provided by Chiltern Railways and London Undergrounds Metropolitan line. The Great Central Main Line carried traffic between London and Manchester until 1966, the section to Aylesbury is all that remains, being termed the London to Aylesbury Line. The only major station in the district is Amersham. Chesham is served exclusively by the Underground- it is the furthest tube station out of central London.

Quality of Rural Life

In May 2008, the district was named by the Halifax bank as having the best rural quality of life anywhere in Britain.[2]

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [3] showed that housing in Chiltern produced the 4th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,421 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.

References

  1. ^ Neighborhood Statistics
  2. ^ HBOS quality of life survey
  3. ^ British Gas news

External links

Coordinates: 51°39′38″N 0°38′27″W / 51.660608333333°N 0.64094722222222°W / 51.660608333333; -0.64094722222222

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