South East England
South East England is one of the nine official regions of England. It was created in 1994. It includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
Its population as of the 2001 census was 8,000,550, making it the most populous English region. The highest point is Walbury Hill in Berkshire at 297m/974 ft. The major urban areas of the region include Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Reading. Settlements closer to London are part of the Greater London Urban Area.
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The official region consists of the following subdivisions:
|Ceremonial county||County/ unitary||Districts|
|Windsor and Maidenhead|
|Buckinghamshire||Buckinghamshire||South Bucks, Chiltern, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale|
|East Sussex||East Sussex||Hastings, Rother, Wealden, Eastbourne, Lewes|
|Brighton & Hove|
|Hampshire||Hampshire||Gosport, Fareham, Winchester, Havant, East Hampshire, Hart, Rushmoor, Basingstoke and Deane, Test Valley, Eastleigh, New Forest|
|Isle of Wight|
|Kent||Kent||Dartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Swale, Ashford, Shepway, Canterbury, Dover, Thanet|
|Oxfordshire||Oxford, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, West Oxfordshire|
|Surrey||Spelthorne, Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Woking, Elmbridge, Guildford, Waverley, Mole Valley, Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge|
|West Sussex||Worthing, Arun, Chichester, Horsham, Crawley, Mid Sussex, Adur|