North SomersetNorth Somerset
is a unitary authority
, historically part of the county of Somerset
but now administered independently. Between 1974 and 1999, it was in the short-lived administrative county of Avon
. It includes Weston-super-Mare
, Nailsea, and Portishead
. According to the 2001 census, it has a population of about 190000.
It borders the administrative counties of Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and rump Somerset.