""Hampshire, Hants, or Southampton, maritime county (including the
Isle of Wight), in South of England; bounded north by Berks, east by Surrey
and Sussex, south by the English Channel, and west by Wilts and Dorset;
greatest length (exclusive of the Isle of Wight), north to south, 46 miles;
greatest breadth, east to west, 46 miles; 1,037,764 acres, population, 593,470"
from Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9
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