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Shown within Somerset
|Region:||South West England|
- Total (2002 est.)
191 / km²
|Sedgemoor District Council|
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Ian Liddell-Grainger, David Heathcoat-Amory|
A low lying area of land close to sea level between the Quantock and Mendip hills, historically largely marsh (or moor) and contains the bulk of the area also known as the Somerset Levels, including the World's oldest known engineered roadway, the Sweet Track.
Light industry now predominates, but traditional trades include peat extraction, willow crafts and cider making can still be found, in addition to livestock farming. The River Parrett provides a source of eels (anguilla anguilla) and elvers during January through to May.
- http://www.somersetbythesea.co.uk/index.asp - Tourist site
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