|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 code(s)||0117, 01275|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-BST|
Geography[change | change source]
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.
History[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
Some of the most notable people who are currently living, or who are from the city include:
- Banksy - graffiti artist 
- Stephen Merchant - writer and comedian
- Russell Howard - comedian and television presenter
References[change | change source]
- "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[change | change source]
- Media related to Bristol at Wikimedia Commons