The Top Facts About Bristol

Bristol is populated by over 435,000 people and is predicted to reach 587,800 people by 2033. Bristol is the sixth most populated city in England and the biggest city in the South West. As well as this, Bristol was declared ‘England’s first cycling city’ because of the fact that it has huge numbers of urban cycling routes as well as endless links to the national Cycle Network. In terms of statistics, there has been a massive increase in cycling by more than 21% over the course of the last two years. Bristol has one of the biggest centres for culture, employment and education in the region. This has been widely linked to the sea since records began. However, nowadays the local economy has had to rely heavily on the creative media, electronics and aerospace sectors and the city centre docks have received a lot of investment as it is seen as a centre of heritage and culture. Bristol further plays host to two major universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE). Furthermore, Bristol also has England’s highest number of independent school places after London. These schools come to include Clifton College, Bristol Grammar and Red Maids which ironically claims that they are the oldest girl’s school in England, set up by John Whitson in 1634. Bristol is one the UK’s most popular places to visit for foreign holidaymakers and the city welcomes over nine million tourists every year. Despite the fact that in the past Bristol has made an effective contribution to manufacturing particularly in aviation, it has now built a world...

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