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Truro

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This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. For other uses, see Truro (disambiguation)
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A street in Truro, with Truro Cathedral in the background.
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A street in Truro, with Truro Cathedral in the background.

Truro (Cornish: not known with certainty, but often cited as Truru meaning three rivers: Kenwyn, Allen and Glasteinan.) is the administrative centre of Cornwall, and the only city in the county. It is well known for Truro Cathedral, finished in 1910. The city is also the location of the Royal Cornwall Museum and Cornwall County Council's Grade II listed New County Hall. It has a population of 20,000.

There has been a settlement in the vicinity since the Iron Age at least as shown by the remains at Carvossa. There was a Norman Castle on the former cattle market site which is now the site of the award winning Law Courts building. Truro's present buildings are mostly Georgian era or later and derive from its position as a stannary town during the height of mining in West Cornwall.

Truro is twinned with Morlaix in Brittany, Northern France, and Boppard in Germany.

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