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Wokingham is a market town and Civil parishes in England in Berkshire in South East England England about west of central London. It is about east-southeast of Reading, Berkshire and west of Bracknell. It spans an area of and, according to the United Kingdom Census 2001, has a population of 30,403. It is the seat of the Wokingham (borough) local government district.
Before 1844, the northern part of the parish of Wokingham was part of a detached portion, or exclave, of the county of Wiltshire, the border of which is some to the west.
Wokingham was a borough before the Local Government Act 1972, when it merged with Wokingham Rural District to form the new Wokingham District. What had been Wokingham Borough became Wokingham Town, but retained its Mayor. The District Council applied for Borough status in the United Kingdom, which was granted and came into force on 9 March 2007. As of this date, the District (which stretches from the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire borders in the north to the Hampshire border in the southwest) has also been able to elect a Mayor.
The formerly important industry of brick-making has given way to software development, engineering and service industry.
In 2007 Halifax (United Kingdom bank) ranked Wokingham as the number one place to live in the United Kingdom.