Where is Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is located in the county of Hampshire, South East England, one mile east of the town of Gosport, and 65 miles south-west of London. Portsmouth lies four miles north-east of the Isle of Wight border. Portsmouth falls within the unitary authority of City of Portsmouth. It is in the PO1 postcode district. The post town for Portsmouth is Portsmouth.

Portsmouth on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Portsmouth
Location of Portsmouth within the UK

Which county is Portsmouth in?

Portsmouth is in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of City of Portsmouth.

Ceremonial CountyHampshire
Historic CountyHampshire
Administrative CountyCity of Portsmouth

Where is Portsmouth in Hampshire?

Portsmouth is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Hampshire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Hampshire.

Location of Portsmouth within Hampshire

What is the postcode for Portsmouth?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Portsmouth is PO1 2DX.

Where is Portsmouth in PO1?

Portsmouth is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the PO1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the PO1 postcode district.

Location of Portsmouth within PO1

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What is the post town for Portsmouth?

The post town for Portsmouth is Portsmouth. Portsmouth is in the PO1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Portsmouth.

What is the latitude and longitude of Portsmouth?

The centre of Portsmouth is located at position 50.79685° latitude and -1.09117° longitude.

Latitude50.79685°
Longitude-1.09117°

What is the easting and northing of Portsmouth?

The centre of Portsmouth is located at the grid reference easting 464148 and northing 100092 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting464148
Northing100092

What are the nearest towns to Portsmouth?

Position of Portsmouth relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Portsmouth to the centre of the town.

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Portsmouth is 1 mile east of Gosport
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Portsmouth is 5 miles south-east of Fareham
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Portsmouth is 6 miles north-east of Ryde
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Portsmouth is 6 miles south-west of Havant
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Portsmouth is 8 miles south-west of Emsworth
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Portsmouth is 8 miles south-east of Wickham
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Portsmouth is 8 miles north of Brading
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Portsmouth is 9 miles south-west of Horndean
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Portsmouth is 9 miles east of East Cowes
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Portsmouth is 9 miles east of Cowes

What are the nearest cities to Portsmouth?

Position of Portsmouth relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Portsmouth to the centre of the city.

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Portsmouth is 14 miles west of Chichester
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Portsmouth is 16 miles south-east of Southampton
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Portsmouth is 21 miles south-east of Winchester
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Portsmouth is 36 miles south-east of Salisbury
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Portsmouth is 42 miles west of Brighton and Hove
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Portsmouth is 64 miles south-west of City of Westminster
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Portsmouth is 65 miles south-west of London
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Portsmouth is 66 miles south-west of City of London
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Portsmouth is 66 miles south of Oxford
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Portsmouth is 68 miles south-east of Bath