Truro

Truro (/ˈtrʊər/; Cornish: Truru)[2] is a cathedral city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, UK. It is Cornwall's county town, only city, and its centre for administration, leisure and retail. Its population was recorded as 18,766 in the 2011 census.[1] People from Truro are known as Truronians.[3] It grew as a trade centre through its port and as a stannary town for the tin-mining industry. It gained city status in 1876 with the founding of the Diocese of Truro and became mainland Britain's southernmost city. Sights include the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro Cathedral (completed in 1910), the Hall for Cornwall and Cornwall's Courts of Justice.

Truro
City

Truro Cathedral overlooking the city
Truro
Location within Cornwall
Population18,766 [1]
DemonymTruronian
OS grid referenceSW825448
 London232 miles (373 km) ENE
Civil parish
  • Truro
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Cornwall
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTRURO
Postcode districtTR1-4
Dialling code01872
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
Websitetruro.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50.260°N 5.051°W / 50.260; -5.051