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Penzance is a town in Cornwall, England on the coast of the English Channel. It is a seaside holiday resort and has a promenade.
The town’s railway station is the terminus of the line from the rest of England.
Historically fishing and tin mining were major employers in the area.
Ferry services to St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly use the town’s harbour. Passenger helicopter services to the Isles of Scilly use the town’s heliport.
Land’s End, the most westerly point in mainland England, is approximately eight miles west of Penzance. Light-aeroplane services to St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly use Land’s End Aerodrome.
Its population is 20,255 (2001).
The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan.