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Farnborough, Hampshire

Farnborough is a town in the county of Hampshire in the south of England. It is perhaps best known as the home of the Farnborough Air Show, an event that takes place once every two years.

It lies in the north-east of Hampshire, close to the border with Surrey. London is about 33 miles (50 km) further to the north east, and can be reached by rail or via the M3 motorway, which runs north of the town. The main road, named Farnborough Road, enters the town from Camberley to the north, and continues into Aldershot to the south.

The town is the home of Saint Michael's Abbey. The Imperial Crypt there is the burial place of Napoleon III (1808 - 1873), Emperor of France, and his wife Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920).

There is also a football team based there, called Farnborough Town FC.

The airshow takes place at Farnborough Airfield, situated between Farnborough and Fleet and the site of the historic Royal Aircraft Establishment.

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