Nuneaton and Bedworth

Nuneaton and Bedworth nənē´tən [key], district (1991 pop. 115,300), Warwickshire, central England. The district primarily comprises the city of Nuneaton and the town of Bedworth . The district's growth was based on coal mining. Its manufactures include electronics and textiles there is also a distribution services industry. Nuneaton is located at a railroad junction, which aided to the growth of industry. There are remains of the 12th-century nunnery that gave Nuneaton its name. George Eliot was born within the district at Arbury.

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