is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary
authority area of Torbay. It lies 18 miles (29 km) south of the county
town of Exeter and 28 miles (45 km) east-north-east of Plymouth, on the
north of Tor Bay, adjoining the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of
the bay and across from the fishing port of Brixham. In the 2011 UK Census,
Torquay's population was 65,245, about half of that of the whole of Torbay.
The town's economy, like Brixham's, was initially based upon fishing and
agriculture, but in the early 19th century the town began to develop into a