Oxford

Oxford
From top left to bottom right: Oxford skyline panorama from St Mary's Church; Radcliffe Camera; High Street from above looking east; University College, main quadrangle; High Street by night; Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum
From top left to bottom right: Oxford skyline panorama from St Mary's Church; Radcliffe Camera; High Street from above looking east; University College, main quadrangle; High Street by night; Natural History Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum
Nickname: 
"the City of Dreaming Spires"
Motto: 
"Fortis est veritas" "The truth is strong"
Shown within Oxfordshire
Shown within Oxfordshire
Oxford is located in England
Oxford
Oxford
Location within England
Oxford is located in the United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxford
Location within the United Kingdom
Oxford is located in Europe
Oxford
Oxford
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 51°45′7″N 1°15′28″W / 51.75194°N 1.25778°W / 51.75194; -1.25778
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Ceremonial countyOxfordshire
Admin HQOxford City Centre
Founded8th century
City status1542
Government
 • TypeCity
 • Governing bodyOxford City Council
 • Sheriff of OxfordDick Wolff[2]
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • MPsAnneliese Dodds (Labour & Co-op, Oxford East)
Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon)
Area
 • City and non-metropolitan district17.60 sq mi (45.59 km2)
Population
 (2017)
 • City and non-metropolitan district151,584[1]
 • Density8,500/sq mi (3,270/km2)
 • Metro
244,000
 • Ethnicity (2011)[3]
63.6% White British
1.6% White Irish
12.5% Other White
12.5% British Asian
4.0% Mixed Race
4.6% Black
1.4% Other
DemonymOxonian
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode
Area code01865
ISO 3166-2GB-OXF
ONS code38UC (ONS)
E07000178 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSP513061
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
Fire & RescueOxfordshire
Websitewww.oxford.gov.uk

Oxford (/ˈɒksfərd/)[4][5] is a city in England. It is the county town and only city of Oxfordshire. In 2020, its population was estimated at 151,584.[1] It is 56 miles (90 km) north-west of London, 64 miles (103 km) south-east of Birmingham and 61 miles (98 km) north-east of Bristol. The city is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world;[6] it has buildings in every style of English architecture since late Anglo-Saxon. Oxford's industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing, information technology and science.

  1. ^ a b "Key Facts about Oxford". Oxford City Council. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Civic office holders". Oxford City Council. Archived from the original on 26 April 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Oxford Local Authority (1946157324)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  4. ^ Upton, Clive; et al., eds. (2001). The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. p. 734. ISBN 978-0-19-863156-9.
  5. ^ Dictionary.com, "oxford" in Dictionary.com Unabridged. Source location: Random House, Inc. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oxford Archived 23 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Available: http://dictionary.reference.com Archived 20 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed: 4 July 2012.
  6. ^ Sager 2005, p. 36.

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