Torbay

Torbay /tɔːrˈb/ is a borough and unitary authority in Devon, south west England. It is governed by Torbay Council and consists of 62.87 square kilometres (24.27 sq mi) of land,[2] including the resort towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, located on east-facing Tor Bay, part of Lyme Bay on the English Channel. A popular tourist destination, Torbay's sandy beaches, mild climate and recreational and leisure attractions have given rise to its nickname of the "English Riviera".

Torbay
Borough of Torbay
Torquay Town Hall, the home of Torbay Council
Nickname: 
The English Riviera or Greater Torquay
Motto(s): 
SALUS ET FELICITAS
"Health and Happiness"
Torbay shown within Devon and England
Coordinates: 50°27′8″N 3°33′25″W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Ceremonial countyDevon
Borough status1968
Unitary Authority1998
Government
  TypeUnitary authority
  BodyTorbay Council
  AdministrationLiberal Democrats and Independent coalition
  HQTorquay
  Council LeaderSteve Darling[1]
  MPs
  European ParliamentSouth West England
Area
  Total24.27 sq mi (62.87 km2)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2011)
  Total130,959[2]
  Ethnicity
97.5% White[2]
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Postcode district
Websitewww.torbay.gov.uk

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