Geography of Bistol

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  • GEOGRAPHY OF BRISTOL
  • Geography of Bistol

    1. 1. GEOGRAPHY OF BRISTOL
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Bristol is a city in South West England, with an estimated population of 433,100 people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s one of the warmest cities in the UK, with a mean annual temperature of 10.2–12 °C. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rivers Avon and Frome create Bristol's characteristic hilly landscape. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. BRISTOL HISTORY <ul><li>Bristol was a town by the 10th century and by the 11th century had its own mint. </li></ul><ul><li>It received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373. </li></ul>
    4. 4. BRISTOL HISTORY <ul><li>Bristol was in a good geographic position to trade with Ireland and the ports of South Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>Wool and leather were its chief exports at the time. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Bristol and the sea <ul><li>Bristol owes its status to the sea. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a port in Saxon times and it remains a port today. Bristol prospered on trade. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Bristol-built ships were constructed using the finest materials and most skilled techniques, and quickly became famous. </li></ul><ul><li>Sailors visiting the port spawned the famous saying ‘Shipshape and Bristol fashion'. (todo limpio y en su sitio ). </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>BritainThe SS Great </li></ul><ul><li>was built by Brunel and was completed in 1843. </li></ul><ul><li>It was the first ship to be built of iron and powered by steam. </li></ul>

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