Oxford

Oxford (/ˈɒksfərd/)[4][5] is a city in England. It is the county town and only city of Oxfordshire. In 2017, its population was estimated at 152,450.[2] It is located 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.

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
Nickname(s): 
"the City of Dreaming Spires"
Motto(s): 
"Fortis est veritas" "The truth is strong"
Shown within Oxfordshire
Oxford
Location within England
Oxford
Location within the United Kingdom
Oxford
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 51°45′7″N 1°15′28″W
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[1]
  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 district152,450[2]
  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
Demonym(s)Oxonian
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode
Area code(s)01865
ISO 3166-2GB-OXF
ONS code38UC (ONS)
E07000178 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSP513061
PoliceThames Valley
AmbulanceSouth Central
Fire & RescueOxfordshire
Websitewww.oxford.gov.uk

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