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Cotswold District

Cotswold District
Non-metropolitan district
Cotswold shown within Gloucestershire
Cotswold shown within Gloucestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Non-metropolitan county Gloucestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Cirencester
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Cotswold District Council
 • Leadership Alternative - Sec.31 (Liberal Democrat (council NOC))
 • MPs Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Area
 • Total 449.6 sq mi (1,164.5 km2)
Area rank 285th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 63,176
 • Rank 309th (of 326)
 • Density 140/sq mi (54/km2)
 • Ethnicity 98.8% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 23UC (ONS)
E07000079 (GSS)
OS grid reference
Website .uk.gov.cotswoldwww

Cotswold is a local government district in Gloucestershire in England. It is named after the wider Cotswolds region. Its main town is Cirencester.

It was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban district of Cirencester with Cirencester Rural District, North Cotswold Rural District, Northleach Rural District and Tetbury Rural District.

Eighty per cent of the district lies within the River Thames catchment area, with the Thames itself and several tributaries including the River Windrush and River Leach running through the district. Lechlade in an important point on the river as the upstream limit of navigation. In the 2007 floods in the UK, rivers were the source of flooding of 53 per cent of the locations affected and the Thames at Lechlade reached record levels with over 100 reports of flooding.[1]

References

  1. ^ Cotswold District Council - Review of the Summer 2007 floods in Cotswold District

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