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City of Exeter
The city of Exeter is situated on the river Exe in South West England and has a population of about 115,000. It was a county borough from 1889 until 1974, when it became a local government district of the county of Devon, of which it is the county town.
The Exeter Jewish Community
There was a Medieval Jewish community in Exeter, expelled in 1290. The modern Exeter Jewish community dates back to the mid-eighteenth century. The community's synagogue built in 1763, is the third oldest extant synagogue in the United Kingdom and the second oldest Ashkenazi Synagogue in the English-speaking world (only Plymouth Synagogue, built 1762, is older).
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