ceremonial but non-administrative county of England

Berkshire is a county in southeast England. It is west of London. Its county town is Reading. In the past, a town named Abingdon was the county town, but this town is not in Berkshire any more.

Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Ceremonial county
Area[convert: needs a number]
 • Ranked of 48
 • Ranked of 48
Density[convert: needs a number]
Ethnicity88.7% White
6.8% S.Asian
2.0% Afro-Carib.

Berkshire is also known as the Royal County of Berkshire.

Cities, towns and villages


The towns below are not part of Berkshire now, but were in the past.