Devon

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A county in the south-west of England. Much of the land in Devon is given over to the Dartmoor National Park. It has an attractive coastline and this makes it an attractive holiday destination for many Britons. Unlike its neighbouring county, Cornwall, Devon is still relatively prosperous despite the decline of many traditional industries such as fishing and farming.

The administrative centre of Devon is the city of Exeter, however the largest city is Plymouth.

The South coast is rolling hills dotted with small towns, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe, Totnes etc. The North of the county is very rural with few major towns except Barnstaple, Torrington and Bideford.

Devon is also the name of a variety of ham, which (presumably) comes from Devon.