Bath City Centre
|Location within Somerset|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||97 miles (156 km) E|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||BA1, BA2|
|Police||Avon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name||City of Bath|
|Criteria||Cultural: i, ii, iv|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
The city gets its name from the famous Roman baths in the town. The Romans built the baths as part of a spa, in the year 43 BC. They called it Aquae Sulis, which means "The waters of Sulis". Sulis was a local goddess.
Bath became a city in 1585, when Queen Elizabeth I declared it to be one.
Bath has two universities and several schools and colleges.