is a historic city in Devon, England. It lies within the
ceremonial county of Devon, of which it is the county town as well as the home
of Devon County Council. Currently the administrative area has the status of a
non-metropolitan district, and is therefore under the administration of the
County Council. The city is on the River Exe, about 37 miles (60 km)
northeast of Plymouth, and 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Bristol.
According to the 2011 Census, its population in that year was 117,773.
Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain.