West Devon

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West Devon District
Non-metropolitan district
West Devon shown within Devon
West Devon shown within Devon
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South West England
Non-metropolitan county Devon
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Tavistock
Incorporated 1 April 1974
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body West Devon District Council
 • Leadership Alternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)
 • MPs Geoffrey Cox
Gary Streeter
 • Total 448.3 sq mi (1,161.1 km2)
Area rank 21st (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 54,260
 • Rank 316th (of 326)
 • Density 120/sq mi (47/km2)
 • Ethnicity 99.1% White
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 18UL (ONS)
E07000047 (GSS)
OS grid reference SX5150683684
Website www.westdevon.gov.uk

West Devon is a local government district and borough in Devon, England. Towns in the district include Chagford, Okehampton, Princetown, and Tavistock, where the council is based.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the previous municipal borough of Okehampton, Okehampton Rural District, and Tavistock Rural District. West Devon contains most of Dartmoor.

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Coordinates: 50°38′N 4°06′W / 50.633°N 4.100°W / 50.633; -4.100