South Gloucestershire

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South Gloucestershire
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About this picture
status Unitary Authority , District
region South West England
Ceremony county Gloucestershire
Trad. county Gloucestershire
Administrative headquarters Yate
surface 496.94 km²
Residents 282,644
was standing June 30, 2018
ISO-3166-2 GB-SGC
ONS code 00HD
GSS code E06000025

South Gloucestershire is an independent administrative unit ( Unitary Authority ) in south-west England .


The unitary authority was created in 1996 when the county County of Avon was abolished and its districts Kingswood and Northavon were combined into South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire borders Bristol , Bath and North East Somerset , Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and is part of the South West England region . The administrative headquarters are in Thornbury .

Before the area of ​​South Gloucestershire was incorporated into the newly formed County of Avon in 1974, it was part of the county of Gloucestershire. Today, South Gloucestershire is administratively independent and only belongs to Gloucestershire on ceremonial occasions.

Major cities in South Gloucestershire

Other cities and villages

Web links

Commons : South Gloucestershire  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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

Coordinates: 51 ° 29 ′  N , 2 ° 23 ′  W