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Cornwall is a county in England. The administrative centre and only city is Truro.
The county is the western most part of the south-west peninsula of Great Britain and was first inhabited in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic periods.
Cornwall is known for tin mining, which started in the Middle Ages, it expanded as copper was found during the 19th century. The Tin and Copper mining declined in the 20th century. Traditionally fishing and agriculture were also important parts of the economy but also declined. Tourism bloomed in the 20th century due to the growth of the railways.
Cornwall is known for its wild moorland, attractive villages and its long and varied coastline. Bodmin Moor is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.