|City of Bristol transcription(s)|
Virtute et industria
(With courage and industry)
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Status||City, county and unitary authority|
|• Type||Unitary authority|
|• Governing body||Bristol City Council|
|• City and county||110 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|• City and county||463,400 (Ranked 10th district and 43rd ceremonial county)|
|• Density||3,892/km2 (10,080/sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,006,600 (LUZ 2,009)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (GMT (UTC))|
|• Summer (DST)||BST|
|Area codes||0117, 01275|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-BST|
It is between the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset. In 1373, King Edward III ordered that it should be a county itself forever. However, it lost county status in 1974, the year after its 600-year celebrations. It became the largest district within the new Avon county. Avon was never popular and was abolished in 1996, when county status returned to Bristol, which became a unitary council.
The Bristol name means "the place where the bridge is" in Old English. It has been a port for 800 years. Now, ships are too big to reach it. It has a new seaport at Avonmouth.
Historical sites Edit
It has many historic churches and other buildings. The Clifton Suspension Bridge crosses high above the river. The University of Bristol is also in Clifton.
Notable people Edit
Some of the most notable people who are currently living, or who are from the city include:
- "2011 Census: Ethnicgroup, local authorities in England and Wales". Census 2011. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- "The Growing Effort to Remove Monuments of Europe's Racist Past". Time. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
- "Bristol Business". Wednesday, 1 February 2017
- "Toppled statue of English slave trader to be moved to a museum". Reuters. June 10, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
- Maine, Samantha (9 February 2012). "Trip-Hop in Bristol – a brief history - 1994 rises". Retrieved 15 October 2018.
- "Bristol: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article". absoluteastronomy.com. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
- "Banksy Walking Tour". Visit Bristol. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
- "Banksy". Biography. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
- CNN, By Allen Kim. "A new Banksy mural showed up just in time for Valentine's Day". CNN. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
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Other websites Edit
- Media related to Bristol at Wikimedia Commons