Exeter ( i/??ks?t?r/) is a cathedral city in Devon, England with a population of 124,328 (mid-2014 est.). It lies within the ceremonial countyof Devon, of which it is the county town as well as the home of Devon County Council. Currently, the administrative area has the status of anon-metropolitan district and is therefore under the administration of the County Council (there was a plan to grant the city unitary authority status, although this was scrapped under the 2010 coalition government). The city is on the River Exe about 37 miles (60 km) northeast of Plymouth and 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Bristol.