|  Share | Cite


Egham (ĕgˈəm) [key], city (1991 pop. 21,810), Surrey, SE England. Light engineering and gravel working are the main industries. Runnymede and part of Windsor Great Park, the royal estate, are in the outlying region. Nearby is Cooper's Hill, celebrated in poems by John Denham and Alexander Pope. The Royal Holloway College of the Univ. of London is in Egham.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Egham from Infoplease:

  • Runnymede - Runnymede Runnymede or Runnimede, meadow, in Egham, Surrey, S England, on the south bank of the ...
  • employment bureau - employment bureau employment bureau, a government-run establishment for bringing together the ...
  • Cooper's Hill - Cooper's Hill Near Runnymede and Egham. Both Denham and Pope have written in praise of this ...
  • Encyclopedia: British and Irish Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning British and Irish Political Geography.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Political Geography