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|Borough of Gosport|
Shown within Hampshire
|Region:||South East England|
- Total (2002 est.)
3,048 / km²
|Gosport Borough Council|
|Leadership:||Alternative - Sec.31|
Gosport is a small town on the South Coast of England, in Hampshire. It lies opposite the city of Portsmouth, on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour. There is a ferry to Portsmouth. It forms part of the South Hampshire conurbation.
The Rowner area of the peninsula was known to have been settled in Saxon times (http://www.hants.gov.uk/hampshiretreasures/vol12/page003.html). With settlements in the wider dating back much earlier (http://www.hants.gov.uk/hampshiretreasures/vol10/page005.html).
The borough's name is believed to derive from 'gorse' or 'goose'.
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