Salisbury (//, sawlz-bree, // sawlz-berry, // solz-bree, orlocally //) is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. It is the second largest settlement in the county with a population of 40,302, between Chippenham at 35,800 and Swindon at 209,156. It has also been calledNew Sarum / / to distinguish it from the original site of settlement to the north of the city at Old Sarum, but this alternative name is not in common use.
The city is located in the southeast of Wiltshire, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. It sits at the confluence of five rivers: the Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne are tributary to the Avon, which flows to the south coast and into the sea at Christchurch, Dorset.Salisbury railway station serves the city, and is the crossing point between the West of England Main Line and the Wessex Main Line, making it a regional interchange.
Salisbury shown within Wiltshire
|Population||40,302 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||85 miles (137 km)|
|Civil parish||City of Salisbury|