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Devon is a large county in southwestern England. The county is sometimes referred to as Devonshire, although the term is rarely used inside the county itself as the county has never been officially 'shired', it often indicates a traditional or historical context.

The county shares borders with Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. Its southern coast abuts the English Channel and its northern coast the Bristol Channel. The name "Devon" derives from the kingdom of Dumnonia, which was home to the tribe of Celtic people who inhabited this area of the southwestern peninsula of Britain at the time of the Roman invasion in AD 43, Dumnonii—possibly meaning 'Deep Valley Dwellers' or 'Worshippers of the god Dumnonos'.

Devon is the fourth largest of the English counties and has a population of 1,141,600. The county town is the cathedral city of Exeter. In addition to Devon County Council, the county contains two unitary authorities (independent from Devon County Council's control): the port city of Plymouth and Torbay, a conurbation of seaside resorts. Plymouth is also the largest city in Devon. Much of the county is rural (including national park) land, with a low population density by British standards. It contains Dartmoor 954 km2 (368 square miles), the largest open space in southern England.

The county is home to part of England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast for its geology and geographical features. It is also home to Braunton Burrows UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a dune complex in the north of the county. Along with its neighbour, Cornwall, Devon is known as the "Cornubian massif". This geology gives rise to the landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the latter two being national parks. Devon has seaside resorts and historic towns and cities, rural scenery and a mild climate, accounting for the large tourist sector of its economy.

Locations within Devon:

Abbots Bickington
Abbotsham
Abbotskerswell
Alphington
Appledore
Arlington
Ashburton
Ashbury
Ashford
Ashreigney
Ashsprington
Ashton
Ashwater
Atherington
Aveton Gifford
Axminster
Axmouth
Aylesbeare
Bampton
Barnstaple
Beaford
Beaworthy
Beer
Belstone
Bere Alston
Berry Pomeroy
Berrynarbor
Bickington
Bickleigh
Bideford
Bigbury on Sea
Bishops Nympton
Bishops Tawton
Bishopsteignton
Bittadon
Black Torrington
Blackawton
Blagberry
Bolham
Bovey Tracey
Bow
Bradninch
Bradstone
Bradworthy
Brampford Speke
Branscombe
Bratton Clovelly
Bratton Fleming
Braunton
Brentor
Bridestowe
Bridford
Bridgerule
Brixton
Broad Clyst
Broadhembury
Broadhempston
Broadwoodkelly
Broadwoodwidger
Brownston
Buckfastleigh
Buckland Brewer
Buckland in the Moor
Buckland Monachorum
Budleigh Salterton
Bulkworthy
Burlescombe
Burrington
Butterleigh
Cadbury
Cadeleigh
Calstock
Chagford
Challacombe
Chapelton
Chardstock
Charles
Chawleigh
Cheriton Bishop
Cheriton Fitzpaine
Chillaton
Chittlehamholt
Chittlehampton
Christow
Chudleigh
Chudleigh Knighton
Chulmleigh
Churchstow
Churston Ferrers
Clawton
Clyst Honiton
Clyst Hydon
Clyst Saint Lawrence
Clyst Saint Mary
Coffinswell
Colaton Raleigh
Coldridge
Colebrooke
Colyford
Colyton
Combe Martin
Combpyne
Cookbury
Copplestone
Cornwood
Cornworthy
Coryton
Cotleigh
Countess Wear
Countisbury
Crediton
Crown Hill
Croyde
Cullompton
Culmstock
Dalwood
Darlington
Dartmouth
Dawlish
Dean
Dean Prior
Denbury
Dennington
Diptford
Dittisham
Doddiscombsleigh
Dolton
Dousland
Drewsteignton
Dunkeswell
Dunsford
East Allington
East Anstey
East Buckland
East Budleigh
East Down
East Portlemouth
East Putford
East Worlington
Egg Buckland
Eggesford
Elburton
Ermington
Exbourne
Exeter
Exminster
Filleigh
Fremington
Frithelstock
Galmpton
George Nympton
Georgeham
Germansweek
Gidleigh
Gittisham
Goodleigh
Great Torrington
Halberton
Halwell
Halwill
Harberton
Harford
Hartland
Hatherleigh
Hawkchurch
Hele
Hemerdon
Hemyock
Hennock
High Bickington
Highampton
Highbray
Highweek
Hittisleigh
Hockworthy
Holbeton
Holcombe Burnell
Holcombe Rogus
Hollacombe
Holne
Holsworthy
Honiton
Hope
Horrabridge
Humber
Huntsham
Iddesleigh
Ide
Ideford
Ilsington
Instow
Ipplepen
Ivybridge
Jacobstowe
Kelly
Kennerleigh
Kentisbeare
Kentisbury
Kenton
Kilmington
Kings Nympton
Kingsbridge
Kingskerswell
Kingsteignton
Kingston
Kingswear
Knowstone
Lamerton
Langtree
Lapford
Lee
Lewtrenchard
Lifton
Little Torrington
Littleham
Loddiswell
Longdown
Loxbear
Loxhore
Ludbrook
Luffincott
Luppitt
Lustleigh
Luton
Lydford
Lympstone
Lynmouth
Lynton
Malborough
Manadon
Manaton
Mannamead
Mariansleigh
Marldon
Martinhoe
Marwood
Marystow
Marytavy
Meavy
Meeth
Membury
Merrivale
Merryfield
Merton
Meshaw
Milford
Milton Abbot
Milton Damerel
Modbury
Molland
Monk Okehampton
Monkleigh
Monkton
Morchard Bishop
Morebath
Moreleigh
Moretonhampstead
Mortehoe
Musbury
Newton Abbot
Newton Ferrers
Newton Poppleford
Newton Saint Cyres
Newton Saint Petrock
North Bovey
North Huish
North Molton
North Tawton
Northam
Northcott
Northleigh
Northlew
Oakford
Offwell
Okehampton
Oldways End
Otterton
Ottery Saint Mary
Paignton
Pancrasweek
Parkham
Parracombe
Payhembury
Pennymoor
Peters Marland
Petertavy
Petrockstow
Pilton
Pinhoe
Plymouth
Plympton
Plympton Erle
Plymstock
Plymtree
Poltimore
Postbridge
Poughill
Powderham
Princetown
Puddington
Pyworthy
Rackenford
Rattery
Roborough
Rockbeare
Romansleigh
Rose Ash
Rousdon
Saint Budeaux
Saint Giles on the Heath
Salcombe
Salcombe Regis
Sampford Courtenay
Sampford Peverell
Sampford Spiney
Sandford
Sandquay
Satterleigh
Shaugh Prior
Shebbear
Sheepstor
Sheepwash
Shillingford
Shirwell
Shute
Sidbury
Sidmouth
Silverton
Sourton
South Brent
South Milton
South Molton
South Pool
South Tawton
South Zeal
Southleigh
Spreyton
Starcross
Staverton
Sticklepath
Stockland
Stockleigh English
Stockleigh Pomeroy
Stoke Canon
Stoke Gabriel
Stoke Rivers
Stokeinteignhead
Stokenham
Stoodleigh
Stowford
Strete
Sutcombe
Swimbridge
Sydenham Damerel
Talaton
Tamerton Foliot
Tavistock
Tawstock
Tedburn Saint Mary
Teigngrace
Templeton
Tetcott
Thelbridge
Thornbury
Thorverton
Throwleigh
Thrushelton
Thurlestone
Tipton Saint John
Tiverton
Topsham
Totnes
Trentishoe
Trusham
Turnchapel
Twitchen
Two Bridges
Uffculme
Ugborough
Umberleigh Bridge
Uplowman
Uplyme
Upottery
Upton Pyne
Venn Ottery
Virginstow
Walkhampton
Warkleigh
Washfield
Weare Giffard
Welcombe
Wembury
West Alvington
West Anstey
West Buckland
West Down
West Prawle
West Putford
West Worlington
Westleigh
Westward Ho
Whimple
Whitchurch
Whitestone
Widecombe in the Moor
Widworthy
Willand
Winkleigh
Witheridge
Withleigh
Woodland
Woodleigh
Woolacombe
Woolfardisworthy
Wrafton
Wrangaton
Yarcombe
Yealmpton
Yelverton
Yeoford
Zeal Monachorum

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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: South West England
Area: 6,707 sq. km
Admin HQ: Exeter
ISO 3166-2: GB-DEV
ONS code: 18
NUTS 3: UKK43
Population: 1,109,900 (2005 est.)
Council: Devon County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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