You can find the county of Berkshire located in the South East region of England, just west from the capital of the UK (London). Reading was the county town of Berkshire, being a unitary authority along with other towns. The Berkshire County Council was based at Shire Hall, Shinfield Park, Reading. Today, the county of Berkshire is under the authority of the West Berkshire County Council, located on Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD.
In regard to the population, Berkshire County has been ranked 24th out of 48 counties – the 2011 population census revealed a population of 863.800. There are a number of airports located at a close distance from the headquarter town of the county, such as: London Heathrow Airport (22 miles from Reading), RAF Brize Norton (33 miles from Reading), Southampton Airport (38 miles from Reading), London Luton Airport (38 miles from Reading) and London Gatwick Airport (39 miles from Reading). Between Reading and London, there are 41 miles to be covered.