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Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parishes in England within the South Lakeland of Cumbria, England. It is south of Carlisle, Cumbria, on the River Kent, and has a total resident population of 27,505, making it the third largest settlement in Cumbria (behind Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness).
Historic counties of England a part of Westmorland, Kendal today is known largely as a centre for tourism, as the home of Kendal mint cake, and as a producer of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff. Its buildings, mostly constructed with the local grey limestone, have earned it the nickname ''the Auld Grey Town''.