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Devon (/ˈdɛvən/; archaically known as Devonshire) is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the northeast, and Dorset to the east. The City of Exeter is the county town; seven other districts of East Devon, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, and West Devon are under the jurisdiction of Devon County Council; Plymouth and Torbay are each a part of Devon but administered as unitary authorities. Combined as a ceremonial county, Devon's area is 6,707 km2 (2,590 square miles) and its population is about 1.1 million. Devon derives its name from Dumnonia, which, during the British Iron Age, Roman Britain, and Early Medieval was the homeland of the Dumnonii Brittonic Celts. The Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain resulted in the partial assimilation of Dumnonia into the Kingdom of Wessex during the eighth and ninth centuries. The western boundary with Cornwall was set at the River Tamar by King Æthelstan in 936. Devon was constituted as a shire of the Kingdom of England thereafter. The north and south coasts of Devon each have both cliffs and sandy shores, and the county's bays contain seaside resorts, fishing towns, and ports. The inland terrain is rural, generally hilly, and has a low population density in comparison to many other parts of England. Dartmoor is the largest open space in southern England at 954 km2 (368 square miles), its moorland extending across a large expanse of granite bedrock. To the north of Dartmoor are the Culm Measures and Exmoor. In the valleys and lowlands of south and east Devon the soil is more fertile, drained by rivers including the Exe, the Culm, the Teign, the Dart, and the Otter. As well as agriculture, much of the economy of Devon is linked with tourism. The comparatively mild climate, coastline and landscape give rise to Devon as a destination for recreation and leisure in England, with visitors particularly attracted to the Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks; its coasts, including the resort towns along the south coast known collectively as the English Riviera, the Jurassic Coast, and North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; and the countryside including the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Devon, United Kingdom. Explore Devon travel guide before you plan your trip here. After your splendid visit to Devon, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bath. Attractions in Bath include Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. Also, to reach Devon, you'll have to take a flight to Bath; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Devon can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Devon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Devon

    Know the pollution level of Devon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 27.78 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.22 (Low)
  • Devon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Devon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Devon.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.55 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.35 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.41 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.63 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.74 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.82 (Low)
    • Attacks 35.87 (Low)
    • Drug offense 56.82 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.96 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.61 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.86 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.41 (Moderate)
  • Living in Devon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 63.41 (High)
    • Pollution Index 22.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.28 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 83.61 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.89 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 72.49 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Devon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Devon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.02 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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