Oxfordshire is a vibrant county in the
heart of England where a thriving economy is able to blend successfully with a high quality environment. Steeped in history, it is South East England's most rural county, with over two
thirds of its area devoted to agriculture.
The county town of Oxford is famous the world over, traditionally for its ancient university. Today the area's fame stretches beyond academic excellence to the
pivotal role it plays in international publishing, bio-technology, car manufacture and motorsport. The county has consistently low unemployment and is one of Europe's most prosperous regions.
Despite this, almost 75% of the county remains designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an Area of High Landscape Value, or Green Belt.
632,000 people live here.