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Newquay, Cornwall

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Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England. It is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall approximately 20 miles west of Bodmin and 12 miles north of Truro. The town is bounded to the west by the River Gannel and its associated salt marsh, and to the east by the Porth Valley. Newquay has been expanding inland (south) since it was founded. In 2001, the census recorded a permanent population of 19,562.
Post townNEWQUAY
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSW8161
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01637
Population19,562 (Civil Parish, 2001)
 

Other names by which Newquay, Cornwall has been known in the past

New Quay

Newquay, Cornwall in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Newquay, town with ry. sta., St Columb Minor par., Cornwall, at the W. extremity of Watergate Bay, 6 miles W. of St Columb Road sta. by rail and 11 miles N. of Truro, pop. 1600; P.O., T.O., called New Quay; 3 Banks. Until comparatively recent years New Quay was a small hamlet, but has rapidly risen into notice since the extension of the railway rendered it accessible to tourists. From its attractive coast scenery and its sheltered position, Newquay has become a favourite resort of pleasure seekers; important pilchard fisheries are carried on.

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