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city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 272,446), W central England. Stoke-on-Trent forms the bulk of the area known as the PotteriesPotteries, the,
area, c.9 mi (15 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, Staffordshire, W central England, extending northwest-southeast in the upper Trent valley. The area includes Stoke-on-Trent and part of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
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. Situated in a coal field, the city is the center of the Staffordshire pottery-making industry. Tires, brick, tile, and chemicals are manufactured. Coal mining and ironworking, though once important, have died out. The Trent to Mersey Canal (opened 1777), which passes through the district, aided the growth of the pottery industry in the 18th cent. Stoke-on-Trent has several museums and pottery collections, and Josiah Wedgwood, Josiah Spode, and Thomas and Herbert Minton are among the famous potters from the area. North Staffordshire Technical College and the British Ceramic Research Laboratories are there. The writer Arnold BennettBennett, Arnold
(Enoch Arnold Bennett), 1867–1931, English novelist and dramatist. One of the great 20th-century English novelists, Bennett is famous for his realistic novels about the "Five Towns," an imaginary manufacturing district in northern England.
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 was born and is buried in Stoke-on-Trent. The large Atlon Towers amusement park is nearby.

Stoke-on-Trent

 

a city in Great Britain, in Staffordshire, on the Trent River, Population, 258,300 (1974). Stoke-on-Trent is a transportation junction and river port. It is a major center for the production of porcelain, pottery, and ceramics, and the surrounding area has come to be called the Potteries. The city has a scientific research center for the ceramics industry. Industries include coal mining, tire production, machine building, and ferrous metallurgy. There is a university west of the city in Keele.

Stoke-on-Trent

1. a city in central England, in Stoke-on-Trent unitary authority, Staffordshire on the River Trent: a centre of the pottery industry; university (1992). Pop.: 259 252 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in central England, in N Staffordshire. Pop.: 238 000 (2003 est.). Area: 93 sq. km (36 sq. miles)
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