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The tower of St. James Church rises over the County Ground
Taunton shown within Somerset
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4|
|Police||Avon and Somerset|
|Fire||Devon and Somerset|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||Taunton Deane|
Taunton is a town in the county of Somerset. It is in the Taunton Deane District. Taunton is the county town of Somerset. Taunton is on the River Tone and takes its name from the river. Tone town became Taunton.
- "Mid Year Population Estimates for Towns". Somerset County Council. http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/statistics/contents/population/mid%20year%20population%20estimates%20for%20towns.pdf. Retrieved 17 February 2009.