Cornwall's only city, and the home of the , is. Cornwall is well known for its who preyed on ships passing Cornwall's rocky coastline. However, this is not as much as in more northern areas of the west coast. The Crown Court is based at the Courts of Justice in Truro. Archived from on 3 April 2007.
The Cornish Language and its Literature. Cornwall is noted for its geology and coastal scenery. Archived from on 12 June 2010. Cornwall is also one of the few in England where is played; the is based in. First inhabited in the and periods, Cornwall continued to be occupied by and then peoples, and later in the by with strong trade and cultural links to and.
Many people in Cornwall say that this issue would be resolved if a Cornish option became available on the census. The Making of the English Landscape. The north east of Cornwall lies on rocks known as the. Archived from on 14 June 2015. In addition to the political parties, there are various interest groups such as the and the. A level of , a game dealing with Arthurian Legend, takes place in Cornwall at a museum above King Arthur's tomb. The plays as one of the.
This is home to rare plants, such as the , which has been adopted as the. On 24 April 2014 it was announced that Cornish people have been granted minority status under the. Special laws for tin miners pre-date written legal codes in Britain, and ancient traditions exempted everyone connected with tin mining in Cornwall and Devon from any jurisdiction other than the stannary courts in all but the most exceptional circumstances. These areas lie mainly on and. The north coast on the , part of the Atlantic Ocean, is more exposed and therefore has a wilder nature. Cornwall provided the inspiration for , one of her terrifying series of short stories, made famous as a film by. Until four were created for the St Austell area on 1 April 2009 St Austell was the largest settlement in Cornwall.
In the it was referred to as Cornualia and in c. Cornwall has a border with only one other county, , which is formed almost entirely by the , and the remainder to the north by the. The stannary courts administered for the region's tin-miners and tin mining interests, and they were also courts of record for the towns dependent on the mines. The Newlyn Society and continue to be active, and contemporary visual art is documented in a dedicated online journal. Today, the Cornish economy depends heavily on its tourist industry, which makes up around a quarter of the economy. Much of the peninsula consists of the dark green and red , which forms spectacular cliffs, notably at , and carved and polished serpentine ornaments are sold in local gift shops.
Cornish players are regular participants in inter-Celtic festivals, and Cornwall itself has several lively inter-Celtic festivals such as 's Lowender Peran folk festival. Historically and later also of copper was important in the Cornish economy. However, it is uncertain how many of the people living in Cornwall consider themselves to be Cornish; results from different surveys including the national census have varied. During the , Cornwall, like all of Britain modern England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man , was inhabited by a people known as the with distinctive cultural relations to neighbouring. The coastline is composed mainly of rocks that give rise in many places to tall cliffs. The Cornish Constitutional Convention was formed in 2000 as a cross-party organisation including representatives from the private, public and voluntary sectors to campaign for the creation of a , along the lines of the , and the.
. Nevertheless, the language is taught in about twelve primary schools, and occasionally used in religious and civic ceremonies. It retains a distinct that reflects its , and is recognised as one of the. The city of Plymouth, a large urban centre in south west Devon, is an important location for services such as hospitals, department stores, road and rail transport, and cultural venues, particularly for people living in east Cornwall. It is used to detect spam and changing its value may result in your submission being rejected Your feedback is important to us. Before the introduction of comprehensive schools there were a number of grammar schools and secondary modern schools, e.
This resulted from a myriad of underlying socio-economic problems including the large number of people with relatively low levels of qualifications; with lack of basic skills beyond Level two being a particular problem. A study in 2000 suggested that there were around 300 people who spoke Cornish fluently. The Cornovii division of the tribe were separated from the Brythons of Wales after the and often came into conflict with the expanding kingdom of. The uplands are surrounded by more fertile, mainly farmland. A was agreed in 2008. Cornwall Council consider Cornwall's unique cultural heritage and distinctiveness to be one of the area's major assets. Archived from on 7 October 2009.
While projected to streamline services, cut red tape and save around £17 million a year, the reorganisation was met with wide opposition, with a poll in 2008 showing 89% disapproval from Cornish residents. Archived from on 25 July 2011. The sudden rise and demand of tourism in the county caused multiple traffic and safety issues on the coastal areas. Cornwall is known for its beaches Porthcurno beach illustrated and rugged coastline The intrusion of the granite into the surrounding rocks gave rise to extensive and mineralisation, and this led to Cornwall being one of the most important mining areas in Europe until the early 20th century. Writing under the pseudonym of Alexander Kent, sets parts of his and Adam Bolitho series in the Cornwall of the late 18th and the early 19th centuries, particularly in Falmouth. Domesday Book: a complete translation, London: Penguin, pp.