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UK Place
Local nameTruru
Population17431 ((2001))
Unitary authorityCornwall
Ceremonial countyCornwall
RegionSouth West England
Other Information
Post townTRURO
Postcode districtTR1-4 TR
Dialling code01872
UK ParliamentTruro and Falmouth

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Truro (c-eniconˈtrʊəroʊ; ) is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, and is the centre for administration, leisure and retail in Cornwall, with a population of 17,431. Truro urban statistical area, which includes parts of surrounding parishes, has a population of 20,920. It is the only city in the county, and the most southerly city in Great Britain. People from Truro are known as Truronians.

Truro initially grew as an important centre of trade from its port, and then as a stannary town for the mining industry. The city is well-known for its cathedral (completed in 1910), cobbled streets, open spaces and Georgian architecture, and places of interest include the Royal Cornwall Museum, the Hall for Cornwall, Cornwall's Courts of Justice and Cornwall Council.

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