- the largest of Britain’s new towns, created in the 1960s in Buckinghamshire. Many people and businesses were persuaded to move there and it has become a prosperous town. In spite of this, British people sometimes make fun of it as a town that has been artificially created. It also contains the headquarters of the Open University.
* * *town and unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Buckinghamshire, England. There is no single urban centre within the borough, but the whole area, which contains several preexisting towns, has been developed as a new town since 1967. The southern part of the unitary authority is mainly urban, while the north remains largely rural.The unitary authority area has attracted people, offices, and industry to become an area of striking growth. Earlier, the towns of Bletchley, Wolverton, and Newport Pagnell all had built-up industries, the first two largely because of their position on, and connection with, the main railway from London to the Midlands and the north. The location of the modern unitary authority has increased its attractiveness to commerce and industry. From Bletchley there is an excellent rail service to London, and the M1 motorway bisects the district. Many firms have established bases in the area. Among the most important cultural institutions in Milton Keynes is the Open University, whose students receive instruction by correspondence and through the media. Area, unitary authority, 120 square miles (310 square km). Pop. (2005 est.) unitary authority, 218,500.
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Milton Keynes — [ mɪltən keɪnz], Stadt in der County Buckinghamshire, England, zwischen London und Birmingham, 185 000 Einwohner; die Open university (Fernstudium) wurde 1969 gegründet. In Gewerbeparks sind Hightechindustrie und Dienstleistungsbetriebe… … Universal-Lexikon
Milton Keynes — a town in central southern England that was developed in 1967 as a ↑new town. The ↑Open University is based there … Dictionary of contemporary English
Milton Keynes — For Milton Keynes, the original village, see Milton Keynes Village. Coordinates: 52°02′10″N 0°46′12″W / 52.036°N 0.770°W / 52.036; 0.770 … Wikipedia
Milton-Keynes — Skyline von Milton Keynes … Deutsch Wikipedia
Milton Keynes — 52.021666666667 0.73888888888888 Koordinaten: 52° 1′ N, 0° 44′ W … Deutsch Wikipedia
Milton Keynes — Para la autoridad unitaria homónima, véase municipio de Milton Keynes. Skyline de Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes [ˌmɪltənˈkiːnz] (abreviado MK) es una ciudad de Inglaterra localizada en el municipio de Milton Keyn … Wikipedia Español
Milton Keynes — 52° 02′ 10″ N 0° 46′ 12″ W / 52.036, 0.77 … Wikipédia en Français
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Milton Keynes — Sp Milton Kensas Ap Milton Keynes L Anglijos mst. ir unitarinė taryba, D. Britanija … Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė