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|City of Bath *|
Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
The city gets its name from the famous Roman baths in the town. The Romans built the baths as part of a spa, in the year 43 BC. They called it Aquae Sulis, which means "The waters of Sulis". Sulis was a local goddess.
Bath became a city in 1585, when Queen Elizabeth I declared it to be one.
Bath has two universities and several schools and colleges.
- UNESCO, "City of Bath"; retrieved 2012-4-19.