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
Contained Places
Borough
Bath ( 1974 - 1996 )
District
Northavon ( 1974 - 1996 )
Wansdyke ( 1974 - 1996 )
Woodspring ( 1974 - 1996 )
Inhabited place
Bath ( 1974 - 1996 )
Bristol ( 1974 - 1996 )
Unitary authority
Bristol ( 1974 - 1996 )
Urban district
Kingswood ( 1974 - 1996 )
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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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