Dorset is located in southwestern England. It is bordered by the English Channel, Devon, Hampshire, and Somerset. Dorset's history dates back to the prehistoric period which is marked by the monuments of the Neolithic Period, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Dorset is commonly referred to as the site of “Topuddle martyr's” historic stand for organized labour in the early 19th century.1
Dorset is mainly rural, and still today, agriculture remains the major use of land. Although, pig and poultry production and forestry both play an important role as well. Dorset's coastal area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is, today, a tourist destination.2
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