Torbay

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This article is about the English borough. For other meanings, see Torbay (disambiguation).

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Borough of Torbay
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Geography
Status:Unitary, Borough
Region:South West England
Ceremonial County:Devon
Area:
- Total
Ranked 288th
62.88 km²
Admin. HQ:Torquay
ONS code:00HH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 137th
131,256
2,087 / km²
Ethnicity:98.8% White
Politics
Torbay Borough Council
http://www.torbay.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Liberal Democrats
MPs:Adrian Sanders, Anthony Steen


Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England. Historically part of the county of Devon, situated in the south, Torbay was made a unitary authority on April 1, 1998.

There are three main towns around the bay: Torquay in the North, Paignton in the centre, and Brixham in the south. There are also several smaller towns making up Torbay.

The northern limit of the bay is Hopes Nose and the south is Berry Head.

Despite the climate conditions palm trees are commonly planted along the coast of Torbay county.

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Torquay Town Hall


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