|Name||Vale of White Horse District|
|Located in||Oxfordshire, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Abingdon, Berkshire, England||merged into the district in 1974|
|Wantage, Berkshire, England||part merged into the district in 1974|
|Abingdon Rural, Berkshire, England||merged into the district in 1974|
|Faringdon Rural, Berkshire, England||merged into the district in 1974|
|Wantage Rural, Berkshire, England||merged into the district in 1974|
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The Vale of White Horse is a local government district established in 1974 in Oxfordshire, England. The main town is Abingdon, other urban places include Faringdon and Wantage. There are 68 parishes within the district.
It is a geographically distinct region, lying between the Berkshire Downs and the River Thames, named after the Bronze Age Uffington White Horse. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the Municipal Borough of Abingdon, Wantage Urban District, Abingdon Rural District, Faringdon Rural District and part of the Wantage Rural District. The southern border of the district roughly approximates the Ridgeway Path (a long-distance footpath). The area was wholly in the county of Berkshire before 1974.