Southern England, or the South of England, also known as the South, is an area of England consisting of the southernmost parts of Great Britain, considered separate due to distinct cultural differences from other areas – Scotland, Wales, the Midlands and the North. The area includes the southern counties of England in the Government regions of the South West, the South East, Greater London and the East of England.
The exact boundaries of the South are sometimes disputed for geographical, cultural, political and economic reasons, especially the status of the East of England, however is generally better defined than the North’s boundaries. It shares a border with the Midlands. The region consists of a population of nearly 28 million and an area of 62,042 square kilometres (23,955 sq mi), covering about one-quarter of the United Kingdom.