Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. The town has a population of 36,321, while the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area, a loose conurbation has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK.
Aldershot is known as the "Home of the British Army", a connection which led to its rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town.
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