Place:Avon, England

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NameAvon
Alt namesCounty of Avonsource: Wikipedia
TypeModern county
Located inEngland     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoGloucestershire, Englandcounty which transferred lands into Avon 1974 and received them back 1996
Somerset, Englandcounty which transferred lands into Avon 1974 and received them back 1996
Bristol, Englandcity at the heart of Avon which became a unitary authority on Avon's demise in 1996
Contained Places
Borough
Bath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Borough (county)
Bristol ( 1974 - 1996 )
Civil parish
Almondsbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Alveston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Badminton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bitton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Doynton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Elberton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Filton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Frampton Cotterell ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hanham ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hawkesbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hill ( 1974 - 1996 )
Horton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Littleton-upon-Severn ( 1974 - 1996 )
Marshfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Old Sodbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oldbury-on-Severn ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oldland ( 1974 - 1996 )
Olveston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pilning and Severn Beach ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pucklechurch ( 1974 - 1996 )
Rangeworthy ( 1974 - 1996 )
Rockhampton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Sodbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Stoke Gifford ( 1974 - 1996 )
Thornbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tortworth ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tytherington ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wapley-cum-Codrington ( 1974 - 1996 )
West Littleton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Westerleigh ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wick and Abson ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wickwar ( 1974 - 1996 )
Winterbourne ( 1974 - 1996 )
Yate ( 1974 - 1996 )
District
Northavon ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wansdyke ( 1974 - 1996 )
Woodspring ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hamlet
Redwick and Northwick ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tortworth ( 1974 - 1996 )
West Littleton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Inhabited place
Acton Turville ( 1974 - 1996 )
Almondsbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Alveston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Aust ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bagstone ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bristol ( 1974 - 1996 )
Charfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Chipping Sodbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Cold Ashton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Dodington ( 1974 - 1996 )
Elberton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Filton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Fishponds ( 1974 - 1996 )
Frampton Cotterell ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hanham ( 1974 - 1996 )
Hill ( 1974 - 1996 )
Horfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Horton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Iron Acton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Little Sodbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Littleton-upon-Severn ( 1974 - 1996 )
Mangotsfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Marshfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Old Sodbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Oldbury-on-Severn ( 1974 - 1996 )
Olveston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Patchway ( 1974 - 1996 )
Pucklechurch ( 1974 - 1996 )
Redland ( 1974 - 1996 )
Rockhampton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Sea Mills ( 1974 - 1996 )
Shirehampton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Siston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Stoke Bishop ( 1974 - 1996 )
Stoke Gifford ( 1974 - 1996 )
Thornbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tormarton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Tytherington ( 1974 - 1996 )
Westbury-on-Trym ( 1974 - 1996 )
Westerleigh ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wickwar ( 1974 - 1996 )
Winterbourne ( 1974 - 1996 )
Parish
Dyrham and Hinton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Henbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Westbury-on-Trym ( 1974 - 1996 )
Registration district
Bath Registration District
Bath Registration District ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bristol Avon Registration District ( 1974 - 1996 )
Sodbury Registration District
Thornbury Registration District ( 1974 - 1981 )
Suburb
Avonmouth ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bishopston ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bristol St. George ( 1974 - 1996 )
Clifton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Fishponds ( 1974 - 1996 )
Henbury ( 1974 - 1996 )
Henleaze ( 1974 - 1996 )
Horfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Redland ( 1974 - 1996 )
Sea Mills ( 1974 - 1996 )
Shirehampton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Stapleton ( 1974 - 1996 )
Westbury-on-Trym ( 1974 - 1996 )
Yate ( 1974 - 1996 )
Township
Rangeworthy ( 1974 - 1996 )
Redwick and Northwick ( 1974 - 1996 )
Unitary authority
Bristol (post 1996) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Urban district
Bristol St. George ( 1974 - 1996 )
Horfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Kingswood (near Bristol) ( 1974 - 1996 )
Mangotsfield ( 1974 - 1996 )
Stapleton ( 1974 - 1996 )
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the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Avon was, from 1974 to 1996, a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county in the west of England.

The county was named after the River Avon, which runs through the area. It was formed from parts of the historic counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset, together with the City of Bristol. In 1996, the county was abolished and the area split between the new unitary local authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol which became a ceremonial county in its own right.

The Avon name is still used for some purposes. The area had a population of approximately 1.08 million people in 2009.

Avon was divided into six "units" or districts (see Wikipedia for a map):

Template:Wp-Avon (district)-Creation

Template:Wp-Avon (district)-Demise

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