Nuneaton and Bedworth

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Nuneaton and Bedworth

(nənē`tən), district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of BedworthBedworth
, town (1991 pop. 41,991), Warwickshire, central England. Located in a former coal-mining region, it is a residential and industrial town in the district of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Brickmaking is the major economic activity. George Eliot was born nearby at Arbury.
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. The district's growth was based on coal mining. Its manufactures include electronics and textiles; there is also a distribution services industry. Nuneaton is located at a railroad junction, which aided to the growth of industry. There are remains of the 12th-century nunnery that gave Nuneaton its name. George EliotEliot, George,
pseud. of Mary Ann or Marian Evans,
1819–80, English novelist, b. Arbury, Warwickshire.
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 was born within the district at Arbury.