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Truro(tro͝or`ō), town (1991 pop. 11,683), central N.S., Canada, near the head of Cobequid Bay, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. It is a railroad and industrial center, with lumber mills, printing plants, and other factories. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College there is the headquarters of the provincial agricultural extension service. An early Acadian settlement called Cobequid, the town was destroyed (1755) when the Acadians were expelled. After 1759 it received settlers from New England and Northern Ireland, who named the town for Truro, England.
Truro(tro͝or`ō), city (1991 pop. 16,130), W Cornwall, England, the administrative and commercial center of CornwallCornwall,
county (1991 pop. 469,300), SW England, administratively (since 2009) a unitary authority. Bodmin was the county seat, but the local government is now based in Truro.
..... Click the link for more information. , at the confluence of the Kenwyn and Allen rivers (which form the Truro River) and at head of Falmouth harbor. Historically a port, market town, and tin-mining center, it was the site of Cornwall's stannary courts (courts that oversaw the tin-mining industry); tourism is important to the modern economy. In 1876 Truro became cathedral city; the modern cathedral is in Early English style. The Royal Cornwall Museum is there.
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a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Cornwall. Pop.: 20 920 (2001)
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