Torquay is a town in the unitary authority area of Torbay and ceremonial county of Devon, England. It lies 22 miles south of Exeter along the A380 on the north of Torbay, 38 miles north-east of Plymouth and adjoins the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of the bay. During the peak summer season the resort's population swells to around 200,000. The town's economy was initially based upon fishing and agriculture as in the case of Brixham across Torbay, but in the early 19th century the town began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay and later by the crème de la crème of Victorian society as the town's fame spread. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname of the English Riviera and favourable comparisons to Montpellier.
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