Torbay

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Torbay (ˌtɔːˈbeɪ)
 
n
1.  a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon, consisting of Torquay and two neighbouring coastal resorts. Pop: 131 300 (2003 est). Area: 63 sq km (24 sq miles)
2.  Also: Tor Bay an inlet of the English Channel on the coast of SW England, near Torquay

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torbay

unitary authority, geographic and historic county of Devon, southwestern England, on the English Channel coast. It comprises three old towns-Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham-grouped around Tor Bay. A village existed at Torre before the foundation of a Premonstratensian abbey in 1196. Cockington Court (Elizabethan and later) and its estate are part of the municipal park system. Torbay's attractive setting and equable climate have made it an all-year resort and conference centre. Area 24 square miles (63 square km). Pop. (2005 est.) 132,800

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