Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent (often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city and unitary authority area in Staffordshire, England, with an area of 36 square miles (93 km2). In 2019, the city had an estimated population of 256,375.[7] It is the largest settlement in Staffordshire.

Stoke-on-Trent
Top to bottom, left to right: Bottle kiln in Longton, Tree Stories sculpture in Hanley, Golden sculpture in Tunstall, One Smithfield building in Hanley, Trentham gardens, Hanley cultural quarter
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Motto(s): 
Vis Unita Fortior (united strength is stronger)
Stoke-on-Trent shown within Staffordshire and England
Stoke-on-Trent
Location within England
Stoke-on-Trent
Location within the United Kingdom
Stoke-on-Trent
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 53°00′N 2°11′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Ceremonial countyStaffordshire
County Borough established31 March 1910
City status5 June 1925[1]
Unitary authority1 April 1998
Administrative HQStoke-upon-Trent (Civic Centre)
Government
  TypeUnitary authority
  BodyStoke-on-Trent City Council
  LeadershipLeader and cabinet
  ExecutiveIndependent / Conservative
  Leader of the CouncilCllr Abi Brown (Conservative)
  MPsJo Gideon (C)
Jonathan Gullis (C)
Jack Brereton (C)
Area
  City36.08 sq mi (93.45 km2)
  Urban
40.1 sq mi (103.9 km2)
Area rank223rd
Highest elevation820 ft (250 m)
Lowest elevation315 ft (96 m)
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)[7]
  City256,375
  Rank68th
  Density7,090/sq mi (2,738/km2)
  Urban
372,775 (19th)
  Urban density9,290/sq mi (3,588/km2)
  Metro
678,000 (17th)
  Ethnicity
88.7% White
7.4% Asian
1.4% Black
1.8% Mixed Race
0.7% Other[8]
  Religion
60.9% Christian
6.0% Muslim
1.5% Other
31.6% None/Not stated[9]
Demonym(s)Stokie
Potter (colloq.)
Time zoneUTC±0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode area
Dialling code01782
ISO 3166 codeGB-STE
Vehicle registration prefixD
GSS codeE06000021
NUTS 3 codeUKG23
Trunk primary routesA50
A500
Major railway stationsStoke-on-Trent (C1)
Websitewww.stoke.gov.uk

Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six towns in 1910. It took its name from Stoke-upon-Trent where the main centre of government and the principal railway station in the district were located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre. The other four towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.

Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries, with the local residents known as Potters. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres.