North Somerset (//) 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.
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South West England|
|Created||1 April 1996|
|• Type||Unitary Authority|
|• Leader||Don Davies|
|• Council||No overall control|
|• MPs:||John Penrose C|
Liam Fox C
|• Total||144.66 sq mi (374.68 km2)|
|• Total||215,052 (Ranked 82nd)|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-NSM|
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.