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Location type: City
Location address: United Kingdom, Bath and North East Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset
Number of texts: 5
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Bath (/ˈbɑːθ/ or /ˈbæθ/) is a city in Somerset, South West England, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. In 2011, its population was 88,859. It became part of Avon in 1974; since Avon’s abolition in 1996, it has been the principal centre of Bath and North East Somerset.

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Bath was founded, among surrounding hills, in the valley of the River Avon around naturally occurring hot springs where the Romans built baths and a temple, giving it the name Aquae Sulis. Edgar was crowned king of England at Bath Abbey in 973. Much later, it became popular as a spa resort during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone.

The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987, and has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year.

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Bath is a constituency in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament represented since 1992 by Don Foster of the Liberal Democrats.

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