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Forest of Dean District
Forest of Dean
Shown within Gloucestershire
Geography
Status: District
Region: South West England
Admin. County: Gloucestershire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 88th
526.43 km²
Admin. HQ: Coleford
ONS code: 23UD
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2008 est.)
- Density
Ranked 281st
81,900
156 / km²
Ethnicity: 99.1% White
Politics
Forest of Dean District Council
http://www.fdean.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MP: Mark Harper

Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England, named after the Forest of Dean. Its council is based in Coleford. Other towns in the district include Cinderford, Newent and Tidenham.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the East Dean Rural District, Lydney Rural District, Newent Rural District and West Dean Rural District, and from Gloucester Rural District the parishes of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn.

Parishes and settlements


Coordinates: 51°47′N 2°33′W / 51.783°N 2.55°W / 51.783; -2.55

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