Cornwall

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Cornwall (Kernow ) is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them.wikipedia
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Cornwall (Kernow ) is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them.
It is the largest in area, covering 9200 sqmi, and consists of the counties of Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, as well as the Isles of Scilly.

Devon

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Cornwall (Kernow ) is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them.
It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east.

River Tamar

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Cornwall (Kernow ) is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them.
The Tamar (Dowr Tamar) is a river in south west England, that forms most of the border between Devon (to the east) and Cornwall (to the west).

Lizard Point, Cornwall

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The southwesternmost point is Land's End and the southernmost Lizard Point.
Lizard Point in Cornwall is at the southern tip of the Lizard Peninsula.

Land's End

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The southwesternmost point is Land's End and the southernmost Lizard Point.
Land's End (Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England.

Truro

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The administrative centre of Cornwall is Truro, its only city.
Truro (Truru) is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England.

Cornish people

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Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora.
The Cornish people or Cornish (Kernowyon) are a Celtic ethnic group native to, or associated with Cornwall and a recognised national minority in the United Kingdom, which can trace its roots to the ancient Britons who inhabited southern and central Great Britain before the Roman conquest.

Cornwall Council

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The county has been administered since 2009 by the unitary authority, Cornwall Council.
Cornwall Council (Konsel Kernow) is the unitary authority for the county of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, not including the Isles of Scilly, which has its own council.

Culture of Cornwall

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It retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations.
Cornwall has many strong local traditions.

Cornish diaspora

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Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora.
The Cornish diaspora consists of Cornish people and their descendants who emigrated from Cornwall, United Kingdom.

History of Cornwall

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It retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations.
Cornwall was part of the territory of the tribe of the Dumnonii that included modern-day Devon and parts of Somerset.

Celtic nations

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It retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations.
The six territories widely considered Celtic nations are Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow), Wales (Cymru), Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Éire) and the Isle of Man (Mannin or Ellan Vannin).

Constitutional status of Cornwall

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The Cornish nationalist movement contests the present constitutional status of Cornwall and seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly with powers similar to those in Wales and Scotland.
The constitutional basis for the administration of Cornwall as part of England is disputed as Duchy Charters of 1337 place the governance of Cornwall with the Duchy of Cornwall rather than the English Crown.

County town

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The administrative centre of Cornwall is Truro, its only city.

Cornish nationalism

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The Cornish nationalist movement contests the present constitutional status of Cornwall and seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly with powers similar to those in Wales and Scotland.

Isles of Scilly

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The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately.
The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the southwestern tip of Cornwall, England.

Dumnonia

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It was formerly a Brythonic kingdom and subsequently a royal duchy.
It was centred in the area later called Devon, but included modern Cornwall and part of Somerset, with its eastern boundary changing over time as the gradual westward expansion of the neighbouring Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex encroached on its territory.

Cornish Assembly

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The Cornish nationalist movement contests the present constitutional status of Cornwall and seeks greater autonomy within the United Kingdom in the form of a devolved legislative Cornish Assembly with powers similar to those in Wales and Scotland.
A Cornish Assembly (Senedh Kernow) is a proposed devolved law-making assembly for Cornwall along the lines of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly in the United Kingdom.

Council of the Isles of Scilly

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The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly is a sui generis unitary local government authority covering the Isles of Scilly off the west coast of Cornwall.

Celtic Sea

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Cornwall (Kernow ) is a ceremonial county in South West England, bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by Devon, the River Tamar forming the border between them.
The Celtic Sea (An Mhuir Cheilteach; Y Môr Celtaidd; An Mor Keltek; Ar Mor Keltiek; La mer Celtique) is the area of the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Ireland bounded to the east by Saint George's Channel; other limits include the Bristol Channel, the English Channel, and the Bay of Biscay, as well as adjacent portions of Wales, Cornwall, Devon, and Brittany.

Dumnonii

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The Cornovii division of the Dumnonii tribe were separated from their fellow Brythons of Wales after the Battle of Deorham in 577 AD, and often came into conflict with the expanding English kingdom of Wessex.
The Dumnonii or Dumnones were a British tribe who inhabited Dumnonia, the area now known as Devon and Cornwall (and some areas of present-day Dorset and Somerset) in the further parts of the South West peninsula of Britain, from at least the Iron Age up to the early Saxon period.

Duchy of Cornwall

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It was formerly a Brythonic kingdom and subsequently a royal duchy.
This includes just over 2% of the county of Cornwall.

Bretons

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From the Early Middle Ages, language and culture were shared by Brythons trading across both sides of the Channel, resulting in the corresponding high medieval Breton kingdoms of Domnonée and Cornouaille and the Celtic Christianity common to both areas.
They trace much of their heritage to groups of Brittonic speakers who emigrated from southwestern Great Britain, particularly Cornwall and Devon, mostly during the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain.

Geography of Cornwall

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The area is noted for its wild moorland landscapes, its long and varied coastline, its attractive villages, its many place-names derived from the Cornish language, and its very mild climate.
The geography of Cornwall describes the extreme southwestern peninsula of England west of the River Tamar.

Fishing in Cornwall

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Fishing and agriculture were the other important sectors of the economy, but railways led to a growth of tourism in the 20th century after the decline of the mining and fishing industries.
Pilchard fishing and processing was a thriving industry in Cornwall from around 1750 to around 1880, after which it went into an almost terminal decline.