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Country United Kingdom
Part of the country England
region South West England

status Ceremonial and Administrative County
First mention 10th century

Ceremonial county
surface 3,150 km²
Residents 916.202
was standing June 30, 2018

Administrative county
Administrative headquarters Gloucester
ISO-3166-2 GB-GLS
surface 2,653 km²
Residents 633,558
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 23
GSS code E10000013
NUTS code UKK13

! Districts /! Unitary Authorities
Gloucestershire Ceremonial Numbered.png
  1. Gloucester
  2. Tewkesbury
  3. Cheltenham
  4. Cotswold
  5. Stroud
  6. Forest of Dean
  7. South Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire [ ˈglɒstəʃər ] is a county in south-west England . The county includes part of the Cotswolds , parts of the flat but fertile valley on the River Severn and the entire Forest of Dean .

The county’s administrative seat is Gloucester . Other major cities are Cheltenham , Stroud , Cirencester and Tewkesbury . Today's Gloucestershire borders on Monmouthshire in Wales and in England on Herefordshire , South Gloucestershire , Oxfordshire , Worcestershire , Borough of Swindon , Warwickshire and Wiltshire . The abbreviation “Glos.” ​​Is common, and “Gloucs.” Or “Glouc.” Are also used frequently (but incorrectly).

The city of Bristol used to belong to Gloucestershire , but since 1373 the city has not been included in the county area. The area of South Gloucestershire is now a separate Unitary Authority , while it is ceremonial (ie feudal) still assigned to Gloucestershire.

Other cities and towns in the county


A regular entertainment event at Cooper's Hill near Brockworth is the four-day cheese race .

See also

Web links

Commons : Gloucestershire  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 51 ° 50 ′  N , 2 ° 7 ′  W