/ kɔːrnwɒl /
Prevedi Cornwall na: francuski
1. A hilly county in southwestern England.
2. Borough in Pennsylvania (USA).
County in sw England including the Isles of Scilly (Scillies).
Area (excluding Scillies) 3,550 sq km/1,370 sq mi.
Towns and cities Truro (administrative headquarters), Camborne, Launceston; resorts of Bude, Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance, St Ives.
Features Bodmin Moor (including Brown Willy 419 m/1,375 ft); Land’s End peninsula; St Michael’s Mount; rivers Tamar, Fowey, Fal, Camel; Poldhu, site of first transatlantic radio signal 1901; the Stannary or Tinners’ Parliament has six members from each of the four Stannary towns: Losthwithiel, Launceston, Helston, and Truro.
Products electronics, spring flowers, dairy farming, market gardening, tin (mined since the Bronze Age, some workings renewed 1960s, though the industry has all but disappeared—only one mine remaining, at South Crofty), kaolin (St Austell), fish.
Population (1991) 469,300.
Famous people John Betjeman, Humphry Davy, Daphne Du Maurier, William Golding.
History the Stannary, established in the 11th century, ceased to meet 1752 but its powers were never rescinded at Westminster, and it was revived 1974 as a separatist movement.
The flag of St Piran, a white St George's cross on a black ground, is used by separatists.