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  • GEOGRAPHY OF BRISTOL
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    • 1. GEOGRAPHY OF BRISTOL
    • 2.
        • Bristol is a city in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 people.
        • It’s one of the warmest cities in the UK, with a mean annual temperature of 10.2–12 °C.
        • The rivers Avon and Frome create Bristol's characteristic hilly landscape.
    • 3. BRISTOL HISTORY
      • Bristol was a town by the 10th century and by the 11th century had its own mint.
      • It received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373.
    • 4. BRISTOL HISTORY
      • Bristol was in a good geographic position to trade with Ireland and the ports of South Wales.
      • Wool and leather were its chief exports at the time.
    • 5. Bristol and the sea
      • Bristol owes its status to the sea.
      • It was a port in Saxon times and it remains a port today. Bristol prospered on trade.
    • 6.
      • Bristol-built ships were constructed using the finest materials and most skilled techniques, and quickly became famous.
      • Sailors visiting the port spawned the famous saying ‘Shipshape and Bristol fashion'. (todo limpio y en su sitio ).
    • 7.
      • By the 19th century the success of Bristol's port was beginning to decline. However, the arrival of a new chief engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel , helped to attract further investment into the area.
      • Brunel did more than anyone to shape the face of modern Bristol today, his legacy includes the Clifton Suspension Bridge the SS Great Britain and Temple Meads Old Railway Station .
    • 8.
      • BritainThe SS Great
      • was built by Brunel and was completed in 1843.
      • It was the first ship to be built of iron and powered by steam.

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