Farnborough färn´bərə [key], town (1991 pop. 48,063), Hampshire, S England. It is the site of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, which does experimental work in aeronautics. Chemicals, electrical goods, and scientific instruments are produced. A civil and military air show is held by the Society of British Aerospace Companies biennially in Farnborough.
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Farnborough Hillwas the home (1881–1920) of Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III. With her husband and son she is buried in the crypt of a church that she had designed.
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