North Somerset

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North Somerset District
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status Unitary Authority , District
region South West England
Ceremony county Somerset
Trad. county Somerset
Administrative headquarters Weston-super-Mare
surface 374.68 km²
Residents 213.919
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 00HC

North Somerset is an independent administrative unit, a Unitary Authority , in the south-west of England . It is bordered by Bristol , Bath and North East Somerset and Somerset .

The North Somerset area was formerly part of Somerset County . Between 1974 and 1996 it was a district in the newly formed County of Avon and was called Woodspring . North Somerset has been a Unitary Authority since 1996, which is administratively independent of Somerset and only belongs to this county for ceremonial purposes. The headquarters are in Weston-super-Mare . Other significant places are Backwell , Banwell , Blagdon , Bleadon , Clevedon , Congresbury , Easton in Gordano , Locking , Nailsea , Portishead and Winford .

North Somerset is twinned with Hildesheim (Lower Saxony).

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

Coordinates: 51 ° 23 ′  N , 2 ° 48 ′  W