North Somerset

North Somerset (/ˈsʌmərsɛt/) is a unitary district in Somerset, South West England. Whilst its area covers part of the ceremonial county of Somerset, it is administered independently of the non-metropolitan county. Its administrative headquarters is in the town hall in Weston-super-Mare.

North Somerset
North Somerset within Somerset
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Ceremonial countySomerset
Admin HQWeston-super-Mare
Created1 April 1996
  TypeUnitary Authority
  LeaderDon Davies[1]
  CouncilNo overall control[2]
  MPs:John Penrose C
Liam Fox C
  Total144.66 sq mi (374.68 km2)
 (mid-2019 est.)[3]
  Total215,052 (Ranked 82nd)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ISO 3166 codeGB-NSM
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North Somerset borders the city and county of Bristol and the local government areas of Bath and North East Somerset, Mendip and Sedgemoor. The area comprises the parliamentary constituencies of Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset.