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The Tamar is a river bordering the English counties of Devon and Cornwall. At its mouth, the Tamar flows into the Hamoaze where it joins with the Lynher[?] and the St Germans river[?] before entering Plymouth Sound.

The Tamar is remarkable in that it flows southwards from a source which is less than 4 miles (6 km) from the north Cornish coast. From near this point the Cornish border heads to the sea along Marsland Water[?], making Cornwall nearly an island. However, in a few places the administrative border deviates from the river, leaving, for instance, the Devon village of Bridgerule[?] on the 'Cornish' side. And for most of its length the river does not in fact form much of an obstacle to communication, there being some 20 road crossings.



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