Oxford

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Oxford
From top left to bottom right: Oxford skyline panorama from St Mary's Church; Radcliffe Camera; High Street from above looking east; University College, main quadrangle; High Street by night; Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum
From top left to bottom right: Oxford skyline panorama from St Mary's Church; Radcliffe Camera; High Street from above looking east; University College, main quadrangle; High Street by night; Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum
Nickname(s): 
"the City of Dreaming Spires"
Motto(s): 
"Fortis est veritas" "The truth is strong"
Shown within Oxfordshire
Shown within Oxfordshire
Oxford is located in England
Oxford
Oxford
Location within England
Oxford is located in the United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxford
Location within the United Kingdom
Oxford is located in Europe
Oxford
Oxford
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 51°45′7″N 1°15′28″W / 51.75194°N 1.25778°W / 51.75194; -1.25778
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Ceremonial countyOxfordshire
Admin HQOxford City Centre
Founded8th century
City status1542
Government
 • TypeCity
 • Governing bodyOxford City Council
 • Sheriff of OxfordCraig Simmons
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • MPsAnneliese Dodds (Labour & Co-op, Oxford East)
Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon)
Area
 • City and non-metropolitan district17.60 sq mi (45.59 km2)
Population
 (2017)
 • City and non-metropolitan district152,450[1]
 • Density8,500/sq mi (3,270/km2)
 • Metro
244,000
 • Ethnicity (2011)
63.6% White British
1.6% White Irish
12.5% Other White
12.5% British Asian
4.0% Mixed Race
4.6% Black
1.4% Other
Demonym(s)Oxonian
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode
Area code(s)01865
ISO 3166-2GB-OXF
ONS code38UC (ONS)
E07000178 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSP513061
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
FireOxfordshire
Websitewww.oxford.gov.uk

Oxford is a city in England. It is on the River Thames. It is a very old city. It is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom. Some of its buildings were built before the 12th century. It is famous for its university, Oxford University, which is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

About 150,200 live in Oxford. Two rivers run through the city, the Cherwell and the Thames. These two rivers meet south of the city centre.

Besides its university, there are some buildings famous for their architecture (the style in which they were built), like the Radcliffe Camera. There are also lots of museums and other places for tourists to visit.

The south and east of the city are less wealthy and have fewer students. Cowley used to be a separate town and has a large car factory, and Blackbird Leys is an area of mainly council housing.

Transport[change | change source]

Rail[change | change source]

Oxford has a station in the centre of the city[2] and a station on the outskirts of the city.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Key Facts about Oxford". Oxford City Council. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Oxford". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  3. "National Rail Enquiries - Station facilities for Oxford Parkway". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-03.

Other websites[change | change source]