Map of North Somerset
This detailed map of North Somerset shows the major cities of this English province, their surroundings and the main points of interest within this district. To make your trip as comfortable and carefree as possible, it is very important to arrange all the details of your trip (estimated costs, travel insurance, hotel reservations) before you get to your destination. It is also useful to know where you can find reliable car hire services in the area. This map of North Somerset is a ‘must have’ for any traveller that doesn’t want to miss the great historical or architectural sights within this province. Also, this map of North Somerset should be an essential element to consider in deciding upon your travel plan.
North Somerset is another unitary authority in England. Its area basically covers a part of Somerset, a ceremonial county. It is a non-metropolitan county administered independently. Weston-super-Mare is the location of the administrative headquarters of North Somerset.
Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Mendip and Sedgemoor are in the borders of the local government areas of North Somerset. It contains the parliamentary constituencies of North Somerset and Western-super-mare.
In the county of Avon, it was then considered as the Woodspring district. Historically between the years 1974 and 1996. It got its name from the Woodspring Priory, an isolated church near the north east coast of Weston-super-Mare. Portishead urban districts, Municipal boroughs of Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, part of Axbridge Rural District and Long Ashton Rural District make up the Woodspring district.
In April 1996, the government proposed that the new unitary area be popularly known as North West Somerset. However, the council voted that the North Somerset be adopted instead thus the first name suggested was never used after all. Despite the long term use, it was only in 2005, the council finally passed a resolution to change its name to North Somerset.
North Somerset has a total land area of 144.66 square miles. It has an estimate population of 203,100 in 2011. The county is led by its unitary council who are elected into office every four years. It had its first unitary authority election in 1995. The principal towns in this district are mostly coastal towns of Clevedon, the commuter town Nailsea, Weston-super-Mare and Portishead.