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Somerset
Motto o Coonty Cooncil: Sumorsǣte ealle
('Aw The Fowk o Somerset')
Somerset within England
Geography
Status Ceremonial an (smawer) nan-metropolitan coonty
OriginHistoric
Region Sooth Wast Ingland
Aurie
- Total
- Admeen. cooncil
- Admin. aurie
Rankit 7t
4,171 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Rankit 12t
3,451 km2 (1,332 sq mi)
Admin HQTaunton
ISO 3166-2GB-SOM
ONS code 40
NUTS 3 UKK23
Demography
Population
- Total (2011 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Rankit 22nt
917,100
220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Rankit 23rd
525,200
Ethnicity 98.5% White
Politics
Somerset County Council
http://www.somerset.gov.uk/irj/public
ExecutiveConservative
Members o Parliament
Destricts
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  1. South Somerset
  2. Taunton Deane (Burgh)
  3. West Somerset
  4. Sedgemoor
  5. Mendip
  6. Bath an North East Somerset (Unitary)
  7. North Somerset (Unitary)

The ceremonial an nan-metropolitan coonty o Somerset (Listeni/ˈsʌmərsɛt/ or /ˈsʌmərst/) in Sooth Wast Ingland borders Bristol an Gloucestershire tae the north, Wiltshire tae the east, Dorset tae the sooth-east, an Devon tae the sooth-wast. It is partly boondit tae the north an wast bi the Bristol Channel an the estuary o the River Severn. Its traditional northren border is the River Avon, but the admeenistrative boondary haes crept soothwairds wi the creation an expansion o the Ceety o Bristol, an latterly the coonty o Avon an its successor unitary authorities tae the north.[1] Somerset's coonty toun, Taunton, is in the sooth.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Rajan, Amal (24 August 2007). "Around a county in 40 facts: A (very) brief history of Somerset". Independent on Sunday. London. Retrieved 21 October 2007. 

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Coordinates: 51°11′N 3°00′W / 51.18°N 3.00°W / 51.18; -3.00