Place:Ferndown, Dorset, England


Coordinates50.8°N 1.917°W
Located inDorset, England
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Ferndown is a town and civil parish in the East Dorset district of Dorset in southern England, situated immediately to the north of unitary authorities of Poole and Bournemouth. The parish, which until 1972 was called Hampreston, includes the communities of Hampreston, Longham, Stapehill and Trickett's Cross. The latest population figure (2006 mid year estimate) for the parish is 17,200.

Ferndown is the 2nd largest inland town in Dorset in terms of population [After Dorchester]

The district has a relatively large elderly population (38.5% are aged 60 or above).

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