West Somerset

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West Somerset District
West Somerset
Shown within Somerset
Geography
Status:District
Region:South West England
Admin. County:Somerset
Area:
- Total
Ranked 53rd
726.84 km²
Admin. HQ:Williton
ONS code:40UF
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 349th
35,504
49 / km²
Ethnicity:99.2% White
Politics
West Somerset District Council
http://www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Jeremy Browne, Ian Liddell-Grainger

West Somerset is a local government district in Somerset, England. Its council is based in Williton and Minehead. The Quantock Hills run down the centre of the district, which was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty created in the UK, awarded 1956. Quantock Common is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The West Somerset Railway runs through most of the district, from Bishop's Lydeard in the south, to Minehead in the North West. The Railways runs steam trains and electric, and serves mainly tourists wanting a site seeing view of this very pleasant stretch of the South West. Exmoor National Park also starts on the Western edge of the area.


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