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Plymouth is a coastal city in Devon in Southwest England. The city is located between the mouths of the rivers Tamar and Plym, and is about 190 miles (310 kilometers) to the Southwest of London.
The city today has a population of approximately 250,000 people. The city is particularly known for its importance as a commercial shipping port, especially during the Industrial Revolution, and for its importance to the Royal Navy for shipbuilding and as a dockyard. The Royal Navy Base in Plymouth, HMNB Devonport, is the largest operational naval base in Western Europe (formerly known as "HMS Drake").
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Like other parts of Southwest England, Plymouth has a temperate oceanic climate. Generally speaking, the region is on average milder and wetter than other the average for England, and the moderating effect of the sea, also means that seasonal variations is somewhat less marked than other parts of the UK.
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