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Oxford
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.
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.
Offeecial logo o Oxford
Coat o airms o Oxford
Nickname(s): "the Ceety o Dreamin Spires"
Motto(s): "Fortis est veritas" "The truth is strong"
Shawn within Oxfordshire
Shawn within Oxfordshire
Sovereign state  Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra  Ingland
Region Sooth East Ingland
Ceremonial coonty  Oxfordshire
Admin HQ Oxford Ceety Centre
Foondit 8t century
Ceety status 1542
Govrenment
 • Teep 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)
Area
 • Ceety an non-metropolitan destrict 45.59 km2 (17.60 sq mi)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Ceety an non-metropolitan destrict 157,997 (ranked 118t 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(s) Oxonian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcode OX1 • OX2 • OX3 • OX4
Aurie 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/ (deprecatit template)) 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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