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City of Oxford
Ceety an non-metropolitan destrict
Frae tap left tae bottom richt: Oxford skyline panorama frae St Mary's Kirk; Radcliffe Camera; High Street frae abuin leukin east; University College; High Street bi nicht; Naitural History Museum an Pitt Rivers Museum.

Coat o airms o Oxford
Nickname(s): "the Ceety o Dreamin Spires"
Motto: "Fortis est veritas" "The truth is strong"
Shawn within Oxfordshire
Coordinates: 51°45′7″N 1°15′28″W / 51.75194°N 1.25778°W / 51.75194; -1.25778
Sovereign state  Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra  Ingland
Region Sooth East Ingland
Ceremonial coonty Template:Kintra data Oxfordshire
Admin HQ Oxford Ceety Centre
Foondit 8t century
Ceety status 1542
 • Type Ceety
 • Govrening body Oxford Ceety Cooncil
 • Lord Mayor Cllr Mohammed Abbasi[1] (2014–2015) (Lab)
 • Sheriff o Oxford Rae Humberstone (Lab)
 • Executive Cooncil Leader Labour
Cllr Bob Price
 • MPs Nicola Blackwood (C)
Andrew Smith (L)
 • Ceety an non-metropolitan destrict 45.59 km2 (17.60 sq mi)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Ceety an non-metropolitan destrict (ranked o 326)
 • Density 3,270/km2 (8,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 171,380[2]
 • Metro 244,000
 • Ethnicity[3] 72.4% White Breetish
6.7% Ither White
8.5% South Asian
3.7% Black
4.3% Cheenese
3.0% Mixed Race
2.5% Ither
1.4% White Erse
Demonym Oxonian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcode OX1 • OX2 • OX3 • OX4
Area code(s) 01865
ISO 3166-2 GB-OXF
ONS code 38UC (ONS)
E07000178 (GSS)
OS grid reference SP513061
Website www.oxford.gov.uk

Oxford (pronounced /ˈɒksfərd/ ( listen)) is a ceety, an the coonty toun o Oxfordshire, in Sooth East Ingland. The ceety, made prominent bi its medieval university, haes a population o juist unner 165,000, wi 151,000 livin athin the district boondary. The rivers Cherwell an Thames run through Oxford an meet sooth o the ceety centre. For a distance o some 10 miles (16 km) alang the river, in the vicinity o Oxford, the Thames is kent as The Isis.

Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example o ivery Breetish architectural period since the arrival o the Saxons, includin the iconic, mid-18t century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is kent as the "ceety o dreamin spires", a term coined bi poet Matthew Arnold in reference tae the harmonious architecture o Oxford's university buildings. The University o Oxford is the auldest university in the Inglis-speakin warld.[4]

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