Is Bridgend in the Vale of Glamorgan?
Historically a part of Glamorgan, Bridgend has greatly expanded in size since the early 1980s – the 2001 census recorded a population of 39,429 for the town and the 2011 census reported that the Bridgend Local Authority had a population of 139,200 – up from 128,700 in 2001.
Which county is Swansea City in?
county of Glamorgan
Swansea, Welsh Abertawe, city, Swansea county, historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg), southwestern Wales. It lies along the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Tawe. Swansea is the second largest city in Wales (after Cardiff).
What area does Mid Glamorgan cover?
|Mid Glamorgan Welsh: Morgannwg Ganol
|Mid Glamorgan shown within Wales as a preserved county
|781 km2 (302 sq mi) Ranked 7th
Why is Bridgend called Bridgend?
The present name of the town is authentically derived from the name ‘Bryggen Eynde’ and is mentioned in a document dated 1447 – soon after the first bridge was erected. The name evolved over many years until its present day version of Bridgend and its Welsh equivalent of Penybont ar Ogwr.
Is the Vale of Glamorgan the same as Glamorgan?
The area is the southernmost part of the county of Glamorgan. The Vale of Glamorgan was a second tier district, part of the new county of South Glamorgan, under the Local Government Act 1972.
What county is Llanelli?
Llanelli, town and urban area (from 2011 built-up area), historic and present county of Carmarthenshire, southwestern Wales. It lies on the River Loughor estuary near Carmarthen Bay of the Bristol Channel.
What areas cover the Vale of Glamorgan?
The Vale of Glamorgan includes the towns of Barry, Penarth, Dinas Powys and Llantwit Major. The mainly rural county includes Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Dyffryn Gardens, Ogmore Castle, Cosmeston Medieval Village, and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.