South Gloucestershire

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South Gloucestershire District
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Geography
Status:Unitary, District
Region:South West England
Ceremonial County:Gloucestershire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 102nd
496.94 km²
Admin. HQ:Thornbury
ONS code:00HD
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 41st
246,811
497 / km²
Ethnicity:97.6% White
Politics
South Gloucestershire Council
http://www.southglos.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:All Party
MPs:Roger Berry, Doug Naysmith, Dan Norris, Steve Webb
Location of South Gloucestershire. The thick line at the top of the map is a country border, separating Monmouthshire (Wales) from Gloucestershire (England)
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Location of South Gloucestershire. The thick line at the top of the map is a country border, separating Monmouthshire (Wales) from Gloucestershire (England)
Map of South Gloucestershire. The blue lines are motorways
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Map of South Gloucestershire. The blue lines are motorways

South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. It was created in 1996 when the county of Avon was abolished, by the merger of the districts of Kingswood and Northavon. The district borders the city of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. It lies within the traditional and ceremonial county of Gloucestershire.

South Gloucestershire is a major transport hub for the south of England where the M4 and M5 motorways meet. Other major routes include the A38, the Avon Ring Road and part of the M32. It also has major connections to the railway network, home to Bristol Parkway railway station and the Severn Tunnel. It is home to the eastern ends of the two famous Severn bridges which are the main route by road to and from South Wales.

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Geography

The western side of South Gloucestershire is a valley surrounding the River Severn. A small part of the Cotswolds and the National Trust site Dyrham Park are also in the county. South of the motorways are suburbs of Bristol while areas north are rural areas. Much of the green belt has been taken away by developments like Bradley Stoke in recent years.


Major towns in South Gloucestershire

Other towns and villages

Places of interest



Districts of England - South West England Flag of England

Bath and North East Somerset | Bournemouth | Bristol | Caradon | Carrick | Cheltenham | Christchurch | Cotswold | East Devon | East Dorset | Exeter | Forest of Dean | Gloucester | Isles of Scilly | Kennet | Kerrier | Mendip | Mid Devon | North Cornwall | North Devon | North Dorset | North Somerset | North Wiltshire | Penwith | Plymouth | Poole | Purbeck | Restormel | Salisbury | Sedgemoor | South Gloucestershire | South Hams | South Somerset | Stroud | Swindon | Taunton Deane | Teignbridge | Tewkesbury | Torbay | Torridge | West Devon | West Dorset | West Somerset | West Wiltshire | Weymouth and Portland

Administrative counties with multiple districts: Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Gloucestershire - Somerset - Wiltshire



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