Swindon () is a large town in Wiltshire, England, between Bristol, 35 miles (56 kilometres) to the west, and Reading, the same distance to the east; the town is 71 miles (114 km) west of London. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 182,441. The Town Development Act 1952 led to a major increase in its population.
Swindon railway station is on the line from London Paddington to Bristol. Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority, independent of Wiltshire Council since 1997. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians. The town is home to the English Heritage National Monument Record Centre and the headquarters of the National Trust (both on parts of the site of the former Great Western Railway’s Swindon Works), and the head office of the Nationwide Building Society. A Honda car manufacturing plant, which is due to close in 2021, is nearby at South Marston.