Our people

Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) has a population of more than 550,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). Cornwall has a distinct cultural identity that reflects its unique history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations. It was formerly a Brythonic kingdom and subsequently a royal duchy.

Cornwall has a relatively high retired population, with 22.9% of pensionable age, compared with 20.3% for the United Kingdom as a whole.

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In 2014, Cornish people were granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, giving Cornish people recognition as a distinct ethnic group.