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Looe, Cornwall

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Looe, Cornwall

Looe (Cornish: Logh, meaning deep water inlet) is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in the former Caradon district of south-east Cornwall, England, with a population of 5,280 (2001 census). Looe is divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe and West Looe (Cornish: Porthbyhan, meaning little cove) being connected by a bridge. The town is approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city of Plymouth and seven miles (11 km) south of Liskeard.
Post townLOOE
Administrative CountyCornwall
Traditional CountyCornwall
OS GridSX2553
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCornwall
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01503
Population5,280 (Parish, 2001)

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

Cober ~ Lonn ~ Loo ~ Looe Island ~ Looe The ~ St Georges Island ~ The Looe

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

Cober, or Loo, rivulet, W. Cornwall; rises near Carnmenellis, and flows 10 miles S., past Wendron and Helston, to the sea at Loo Pool.

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