The county of Dorset is part of the South West region of the United Kingdom, being comprised out of a ceremonial and a non-metropolitan county. Dorchester is the headquarter town, being located in the south part of the county. The address of the Dorset County Council is: Council Offices, 19 North Square, Dorchester, DT1 1JF.
The 2011 census population was organized for the county of Dorchester as well, showing a number of 745.400 residents for the ceremonial county. In the non-metropolitan county, there are 413.800 people, according to the same census. The airports that are located at a close distance from Dorchester include: Bournemouth Airport (29 miles from Dorchester), Exeter International Airport (52 miles from Dorchester), Southampton Airport (54 miles from Dorchester) and Bristol Airport (65 miles from Dorchester). A distance of 114 miles exists between Dorset and London.