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Devon

(dĕv`ən), county (1991 pop. 1,008,300), 2,591 sq mi (6,711 sq km), SW England. The county town is ExeterExeter
, city (1991 pop. 88,235) and district, Devon, SW England, on the Exe River. It is the market, transportation, administrative, and distribution center for SW England.
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. Devon is bounded on the N by the Bristol Channel, on the S by the English Channel, and on the W by Cornwall. It is a land of rolling hills, dominated by Dartmoor and ExmoorExmoor,
high moorland of the Cornwall peninsula, SW England, comprising much of Exmoor National Park (265 sq mi/686 sq km; est. 1954). Underlaid by slate and sandstone, the rugged region with wooded glens rises to 1,707 ft (520 m) in Dunkery Beacon; the Exe River is nearby.
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, upland areas of forests and rugged stone. The Exe and the Tamar (forming the Cornwall border) are the main rivers. PlymouthPlymouth,
city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 238,583), SW England, on Plymouth Sound. The three towns that Plymouth has comprised since 1914 are Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport; the suburbs of Plympton and Plymstock were added to the city in 1967.
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, the chief port and industrial center for SW England, is now administratively separate from the county. The county is divided into eight administrative districts: East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, and Exeter.

Devon is a farming and pastoral county (for beef and dairy cattle) with some fishing off the coastal towns. Devon "clotted" cream and West Country cider are notable products. Considerable woolen and tin industries and export trade flourished from the 12th to the 18th cent. Woolen goods are still manufactured, along with lace, pottery, and marine fixtures; clay is mined. Quiet and picturesque with a mild climate, Devon is a popular tourist and vacation center.

The county was occupied in Paleolithic times; numerous habitation sites and ceremonial centers have been excavated (see Kent's CavernKent's Cavern
or Kent's Hole,
limestone cave, Devonshire, SW England, near Torquay. The floor is composed of several strata, with remains indicating the prehistoric coexistence there of humans and now-extinct animals. The Rev. J.
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). Exeter was the westerly outpost of Roman occupation. Devon was incorporated into Wessex early in the 8th cent. by King Ine. In Elizabethan times the county reached its greatest maritime importance, and its name is associated with Walter Raleigh, Francis Drake, John Hawkins, and Richard Grenville. From Plymouth, many colonists sailed for America. In 1974, Devonshire Co. was reorganized as the nonmetropolitan county of Devon.

Devon

1. a county of SW England, between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel, including the island of Lundy: the geographic and ceremonial county includes Plymouth and Torbay, which became independent unitary authorities in 1998; hilly, rising to the uplands of Exmoor and Dartmoor, with wooded river valleys and a rugged coastline. Administrative centre: Exeter. Pop. (excluding unitary authorities): 714 900 (2003 est.). Area (excluding unitary authorities): 6569 sq. km (2536 sq. miles)
2. a breed of large red beef cattle originally from Devon
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Nous devons tous prendre la mesure de l'urgence de parvenir a une solution politique afin de prevenir que la Syrie soit completement detruite", assure Ban Ki-moon, cite mardi par son porte-parole, Martin Nesirky.
Alas, I have no gold dust, so when I am refurbishing Devons I have to manage with the lacquer you buy from model shops or tackle shops.
LINDSEY DEVONS Manager at the Debra Charity Shop in Holmfirth
C'est la responsabilite, l'idee simple que nous devons repondre de nos faits et gestes.
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