|Cornwall is to be found on
the most south westerly tip of England. Famed for it's affinity with the
sea, Cornwall is synonymous with the romantic tales of Pirates and
The county covers an area of 1,370 square miles, including the Scilly Islands.
The county boasts the fine towns of Launceston, Truro, Camborne, Bude, Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance and St Ives. The physical beauty of Cornwall is typified by Bodmin Moor, Land's End peninsula, St Michael's Mount and the rivers Tamar, Fowey, Fal and Camel.
Main products from the county are Tin, mined since the Bronze Age, electronics, kaolin, fish and spring flowers.
Sons and daughters of Cornwall include Sir John Betjeman, the late Poet Laureate, Sir Humphry Davy, inventor of the miner's safety lamp, Daphne Du Maurier, author of such classics as 'Jamaica Inn' and William Golding, author of 'Lord of the Flies'
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