Milton Keynes is a large city in England in the Borough OF Milton Keynes. This concerns one of the plan cities, which were built into the 1960er years. The city has scarcely 350,000 inhabitants. It belonged in former times to the county Buckinghamshire, but 1997 became the Borough an independent urban area, a Unitary Authority.
Against a widespread misunderstanding Milton Keynes is designated neither after the poet John Milton nor after the economists Milton Friedman or John May pool of broadcasting corporations Keynes. Name comes from place, which already existed in the place, in which the planned city was established later. This place is called since 1991 Middleton, in order to differentiate it from the city to.
Milton Keynes is registered in the Guinness book of the records as city with the longest shopping centre (720 m long). In the city is of Europe largest ski-resounds with genuine snow, in addition the open University, national bath min clay/tone - center and the national Hockey - the stadium. In addition those is national Bowl (also: Milton Keynes Bowl) since 1972 a well-known place for free air concerts, in which already shows of innumerable artists took place such as Robbie Williams , Queen , Eminem , Green Day or Bon Jovi.
With the plant of the city was assumed a large number of inhabitants will have its own car. The road system represents a chessboard-like raster from roads, often connected by numerous homogeneous roundabouts. The density of the roundabouts is here clearly higher than in other British cities. The famous concrete cows - life-large, colored angemalte fixed images - are, like nearly everything in the city, in the proximity of these roundabouts.
Formula 1 the team talk bulletin Racing has his seat in Milton Keynes.