The neighbouring parishes are Cardinham, Lanhydrock, Lanivet and Helland.
In 2001 there were 12,881 people living in Bodmin.
In the Middle Ages Bodmin was one of the most important towns in Cornwall and the site of a monastery founded by Saint Petroc. The parish church of Bodmin was built in the 15th century and is the second largest church in the county after Truro Cathedral.
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