High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, Great Britain

🇬🇧 High Wycombe, often referred to as Wycombe, is a large market town in Buckinghamshire, England. Lying in the valley of the River Wye surrounded by the Chiltern Hills, it is 29 miles (47 km) west-north-west of Central London. It is also 13 miles (21 km) south-south-east of the county town of Aylesbury, 23 miles (38 km) south-east of Oxford, 15 miles (25 km) north-east of Reading and 8 miles (12 km) north of Maidenhead. High Wycombe is the second largest town in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Part of the urban area constitutes the civil parish of Chepping Wycombe. Wycombe is a combination of industrial and market town, with a traditional emphasis on furniture production. There has been a market held in the High Street since at least the Middle Ages. The market is currently held on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Industry Furniture design is an important element of the curriculum of the town's university: Buckinghamshire New University. Recent industries in the town include the production of paper, precision instruments, clothing and plastics. Many of these are situated in an industrial area of the Cressex district, south-west of the town centre. The two largest sites belong to the companies Swan (tobacco papers, filters and matches) and Verco (office furniture).

Wycombe's industrial past is reflected on the town's motto Industria ditat, "Industry enriches".

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High Wycombe has a population of over 92,300 people. High Wycombe also forms part of the wider High Wycombe Urban Area which has a population of over 133,204 people.

Twin towns High Wycombe is twinned with: Kelkheim, Germany.

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