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Gloucester

Administration
Full nameUnited Kingdom
Official nameCity of Gloucester
Settlement typeCity & Non-metropolitan district
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Non-metropolitan countyGloucestershire
StatusNon-metropolitan district, City
Admin HQGloucester
Government
TypeNon-metropolitan district council
BodyGloucester City Council|leader_party= 
LeadershipMayor & Cabinet
MPsAndy Lewis
Geography
Area rank  (of  )
Demography
Total Population  (  (of  )) ( )
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneGMT (UTC0)
- Summer (DST)BST (UTC+1)
PostcodesGL1-GL4
Area code01452
ONS code23UE
OS grid reference 

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Gloucester (c-enaudio=En-gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 32 mi (51.5 km) north-east of Bristol, and 45 mi (72.4 km) south-southwest of Birmingham.

Gloucester was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II. Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, being home to the bank Cheltenham & Gloucester and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry.


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