Oxfordshire, an inland county of England, having Northamptonshire and Warwickshire on the N., Gloucestershire on the W., Berkshire on the S., and Buckinghamshire on the E. Of its 470,000 acres the greater part is arable, pasture, or meadow. In the south are hills and dales, the Chiltern Hills with their woods and downs being among them, and the county generally is well-wooded. The sloping land in the west is very fertile, the chief productions being wheat, barley, oats, turnips, and Tlairy produce. There are few manufactures, though Witney produces blankets, Woodstock gloves, Chipping Norton tweeds, and Banbury velvet. The chief rivers are the Isis, Thame, Evenlode, Cherwell, and Windrush. The county returns three members to Parliament.