Cornwall is the furthest county in the south west of England. Cornwall is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic sea.
Cornwall has a population of 563,000 and covers an area of 3,500 km approx. 1.300 Sq. miles.
The county has a capital in Truro city where the Cornwall council reside.
Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people.
Tin mining has been important to the Cornwall economy and then over time Cornish china clay. Fishing in Cornwall is a major factor in the economy.
The increase in railways and improved road links have brought more and more tourists to Cornwall
St Pirans flag is the flag for Cornwall
St Piran generally regarded as the patron saint of Cornwall.
Cornwall’s only city is Truro – Truro is the capital of Cornwall
Newquay is on the North coast and is a popular destination for beaches and surfing.
St Austell is Cornwall’s largest town
Cornwall has mild winters and cool summers and Cornwall has the mildest sunniest climate in the whole of United Kingdom
Rugged moors Brown willy picturesque beaches and amazing coastlines
The main sports played in Cornwall are rugby football and cricket as well as surfing and sailing in the Olympics
Cornwall is best known for its pasties. Pasties in Cornwall are called locally as oggies
Cornish clotted cream is popular also various types of fish
Award winning restaurants and celebrity chefs produce some amazing food
Piracy and smuggling
Cornwall is known for its wreckers. During the 17/18 th century Cornwall was a major smuggling area.
Cornwall is one of the poorest area s of the country with wealthy retired people having bought up many homes – local Cornish people cannot afford them.
Today the Cornwall economy relies on the tourism industry which is approx. a quarter of the economy
Visitors are served by an airport in Newquay
Cornwall also has excellent roads and rail networks
Tourism in Cornwall brings in approx. 24% of GDP.
Famous people from or living in Cornwall
- Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac
- Roger Taylor. Roger Taylor was legendary band Queen's drummer. ...
- Dame Kristin Scott-Thomas.
- Robert Shaw. ...
- John Rhys-Davies. ...
- Ben Ainslie. ...
- Richard James. ...
- Thandie Newton.
- Dawn French
- Daphne Du Maurier
- Gordon Ramsay
- John Le Carre
Some Cornish to say
Hello! (literally good day)
Dydh da! (didh dah)
Myttin da! (MIT-in dah)
Gorthuger da! (gor-THEW-uhr dah)
Nos da! (nos dah)
Duw genes! (dyoo GEH-nehs) if addressing one person
Duw genowgh! (dyoo GUH-noh-gh) to more than one person
Dha weles! (dha WEH-lehs)
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