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Powdershire is one of the ten hundreds of Cornwall, along the middle south coast of the county, with the Hundreds of Kerrier to the west, West Wivelshire to the east and Pydarshire to the north, divided from the latter in the middle of Cornwall.

Powdershire includes the Roseland Peninsula and a long coastline east of there. It includes the county's two largest towns too: St Austell and the City of Truro. It had a population of 111,142 in 2011.

The ancient parishes of Powdershire are:

Hundreds of Cornwall

East Wivelshire • Kerrier • Lesnewth • Penwith • Powdershire • Pydershire • Isles of Scilly • Stratton • Triggshire • West Wivelshire