Cheltenham , or Cheltenham Spa, is a spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, England with a population of 110,013 at the United Kingdom Census 2001. The inhabitants are known as"Cheltonians". Its motto is: ''Salubritas et Eruditio'' ("Health and Education").
Cheltenham is on the edge of the Cotswolds in the South-West region of England and has an image of being respectable and wealthy. The small River Chelt flows under and through the town and is subject to regular floods.
Cheltenham is the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase (horse racing) Sport and leisure, the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival held every March. The town hosts several festivals of culture.