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Shown within Gloucestershire
South Gloucestershire is an extraordinary
The area includes multiple towns and population centres, with many of these areas continuing to expand in both population and industry. Many of these towns and population areas are listed under two major subheadings below.
South Gloucestershire took its title for historic reasons, but as a unitary authority it is not administered as part of the
Prior to the implementation of the
In 1996, the county of Avon was abolished, and South Gloucestershire was created as a unitary authority area comprising the former districts of
The geographic area currently known as South Gloucestershire should not be confused with Southern Gloucestershire. Nor should organisations or bodies in the past titled 'South Gloucestershire', (meaning Southern Gloucestershire), be confused with the area covered by the unitary authority.