Truro


Truro
/troor"oh/, n.
a town in central Nova Scotia, in SE Canada. 12,552.

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City (pop., 1995 est.: 25,000), county seat of Cornwall, southwestern England.

It is located on the River Truro at the head of Falmouth Harbor. Industries include food processing and light engineering.

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      city, Carrick district, administrative and historic county of Cornwall, England. Centrally situated in the county, it bestrides the River Truro at the head of the tidal estuary of the River Fal. Truro is the county town (seat) of Cornwall. The Anglican diocese of Truro, centred on the Cathedral of St. Mary (1880–1910), covers Cornwall and part of the county of Devon. Truro's industries include lumbering, food processing, and light engineering. Dredging enables small vessels to reach the quays, but the harbour is dry at low tide. Kaolin (china clay) is the chief export. Pop. (2001) 20,920.

      town (township), Barnstable county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies adjacent to Provincetown and the northern tip of Cape Cod (Cod, Cape). The Pilgrims (Pilgrim Fathers) spent their second night in the New World (1620) at Corn Hill (Pilgrim Spring) in the northern part of the town, where they found fresh water. Settled in 1700, it was incorporated in 1709 and named for Truro, Cornwall, England; it soon became a bustling fishing centre. Futile attempts at farming and failure to continue successful fisheries (due to the silting of harbours and marine disasters offshore) led to the town's decline, but an artists' and writers' colony developed there in the early 20th century and has survived.

      The Highland (Cape Cod) Light was originally established in 1797 and replaced by another tower in 1857, which was in turn moved inland in 1996. Summer tourism is the economic mainstay. Visitors are drawn to the area's wide beaches and rolling dunes, especially along the Cape Cod National Seashore, which covers more than half of the area of the town. Area 21 square miles (54 square km). Pop. (1990) 1,573; (2000) 2,087.

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