Devon

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Devon is a county in the United Kingdom. Located in South West England, it is a mainly agricultural region with a strong dairying emphasis; Fishing and tourism are also important, and there is some light manufacturing. The county town is Exeter and its biggest city is Plymouth. Devon has two national parks; Dartmoor and half of Exmoor. High Willhays on Dartmoor is the highest peak in the south of England.

Famous Devonians include Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, Charles Babbage and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Area: 2.000 square miles. Population: 1.1 million.

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