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Geography: Slough is a large town in Berkshire, England (within the historic county of Buckinghamshire), 32 km west of central London (Charing Cross) and 31 km north-east of Reading. It is in the Thames Valley and within the London metropolitan area at the intersection of the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.
The A4 and the Great Western Main Line pass through the town. Crossrail provides connection to central London.
Slough's population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the United Kingdom, attracting people from across the country and the world for labour since the 1920s, which has helped shape it into a major trading centre.
Slough has the highest concentration of UK HQs of global companies outside London. Slough Trading Estate is the largest industrial estate in single private ownership in Europe with over 17,000 jobs in 400 businesses. Blackberry, McAfee, Burger King, DHL and Lego have head offices in the town.
Date of foundation:
Population: 164 455