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Oxford is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire and forms a district within the county. It has a population of 150,200, which makes it the 52nd largest city in the UK and lies within the Oxford metropolitan area with a population of 244,000. Oxford is one of the UK's fastest growing cities, in terms of population.
The city is known worldwide as a university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and in the English-speaking world. The University of Oxford is first mentioned in 12th-century records. Oxford's earliest colleges were University College (1249), Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264).
Buildings in Oxford demonstrate examples of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires"; a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in his poem Thyrsis, referring to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.
By the early 20th century, Oxford was experiencing rapid industrial and population growth, with the printing and publishing industries becoming well established by the 1920s. Also during that decade, the economy and society of Oxford underwent a huge transformation as William Morris established Morris Motors Limited to mass produce cars in Cowley, on the south-eastern edge of the city, established in the city in 1910. The principal production site for Mini cars, now owned by BMW, is still in the Oxford suburb of Cowley.