Eton [iːtən] is a place in the English county of Berkshire, about 25 km west of London. It is located on the River Thames opposite the town of Windsor. Both cities are connected by a bridge. Until 1974 Eton belonged to the county of Buckinghamshire. Eton has 4,980 inhabitants (2001). In the village there is the famous Eton College, an exclusive boarding school. For Eton College includes the Dorney Lake, where among other things the rowing and canoeing competitions of the Summer Olympics were held 2012th