Stroud (district)

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Stroud District
Stroud
Shown within Gloucestershire
Geography
Status:District
Region:South West England
Admin. County:Gloucestershire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 109th
460.65 km²
Admin. HQ:Stroud
ONS code:23UF
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 196th
108,766
236 / km²
Ethnicity:98.7% White
Politics
Stroud District Council
http://www.stroud.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, David Drew

Stroud District is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England. It is named for its largest town, Stroud, and has its administrative headquarters in Ebley, on the outskirts of the town.

The district is a somewhat arbitrary administrative creation, comprising part of the Cotswolds and an area of the flat, fertile valley of the River Severn. While the town of Stroud is by some way the largest in the area, it is located in the extreme north of the district and isolated from the south by poor communications through the surrounding hills. The southern portion of the district is served mostly by its own market towns, chief among which are Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge.

The area is rich in Iron Age and Roman remnants and is of particular interest to archaeologists for its Neolithic burial grounds, of which there are over 100.

Much of the landscape in this area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The esteemed Cotswold Way walk leads through the area.



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