City in England


Oxford, in central southern England, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The architecture of the 30-plus university colleges around the city’s medieval center led poet Matthew Arnold to nickname it the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’. University College and Magdalen College are off the High Street, which runs from Carfax Tower (with city views), past the Covered Market to the riverside Botanic Garden.


Area: 45.59 km²


Founded: 912 AD


Weather: 7°C, Wind S at 3 km/h, 94% Humidity


Local time: Monday 7:27 AM


Population: 150,200 (2011)


County: Oxfordshire