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Full nameStoke-on-Trent
Official nameCity of Stoke-on-Trent
Settlement typeCity and Unitary Authority area
MottoVis Unita Fortior (united strength is stronger)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Ceremonial countyStaffordshire
Admin HQStoke-upon-Trent
Incorporated as the County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent1910
Granted City Status1925
Made Unitary Authority1997
Named forComponent town Stoke-upon-Trent
TypeUnitary authority
Lord MayorTerry Follows
Leader of the City CouncilMohammed Pervez
Chief ExecutiveJohn van de Laarschot
Council ControlLabour
MPsTristram Hunt (L)
Robert Flello (L)
Joan Walley (L)
Total Area35.8 sq mi (92.74 km2)
Highest Elevation700 ft (213.4 m)
Lowest Elevation350 ft (106.7 m)
Total Population239700 (2001 Census, 2007 Population Estimates)
Density (pop.)2565/km2 (6643.4/sq mi)
Ethnicity92.5% White
4.4% S.Asian
0.9% Black
1.3% Mixed Race
Religion74.7% Christian
3.2% Muslim
0.8% Other
21.3% None/Not stated
Other information
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)
- Summer (DST)British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Area code01782

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Stoke-on-Trent ( ; often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England, which forms a linear conurbation almost 12 miles (19 km) long, with an area of 36 sqmi (93.2 km2). Together with the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme Stoke forms The Potteries Urban Area. This, together with the rural Staffordshire Moorlands area, forms North Staffordshire, which in 2001, had a population of 457,165.

The conurbation continues to be polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six originally separate towns and numerous villages in the early-20th century. The settlement from which the federated town (not a city until 1925) took its name was Stoke-upon-Trent, because this was where the administration (and chief mainline railway station) was located. After the union, Hanley emerged as the primary commercial centre in the city, despite the efforts of its rival, Burslem. The three other component towns are Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.

Stoke-on-Trent is considered to be the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as The Potteries. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.

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