ceremonial county in England (use Q21694733 for administrative non-metropolitan county)

Gloucestershire (pronounced [ˈglɒstəʃə]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. The county includes part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region: South West England
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 16th
3,150 km²
Ranked 17th
2,653 km²
Admin HQ: Gloucester
ISO 3166-2: GB-GLS
ONS code: 23
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 25th
261 / km²
Ranked 21st
Ethnicity: 97.3% White

Gloucestershire County Council Archived 2020-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
  1. Gloucester
  2. Tewkesbury
  3. Cheltenham
  4. Cotswold
  5. Stroud
  6. Forest of Dean
  7. South Gloucestershire (Unitary)

The county town is Gloucester, and other principal towns include Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, and Tewkesbury.

Gloucestershire borders the county of Gwent in Wales, and in England the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol.

Economy change

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Gloucestershire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[1] Agriculture[2] Industry[3] Services[4]
1995 5,771 196 1,877 3,698
2000 8,163 148 2,677 5,338
2003 10,617 166 2,933 7,517
  1. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  2. includes hunting and forestry
  3. includes energy and construction
  4. includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

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