Bangor, Gwynedd

City in Wales

Bangor is a small cathedral city and community in Gwynedd, a county in North Wales. It is Wales' oldest city and one of the United Kingdom's smallest cities.

Bangor
Bangor from Bangor-mountain.jpg
Bangor viewed from Bangor Mountain
Map of Gwynedd, with a red dot showing the location of Bangor
Map of Gwynedd, with a red dot showing the location of Bangor
Bangor
Location within Gwynedd
Population16,358 (2011)
DemonymBangorian
OS grid referenceSH580722
• Cardiff184 miles (296 km)
• London258 miles (415 km)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBANGOR
Postcode districtLL57
Dialling code01248
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
53°13′37″N 4°07′48″W / 53.227°N 4.13°W / 53.227; -4.13Coordinates: 53°13′37″N 4°07′48″W / 53.227°N 4.13°W / 53.227; -4.13

It is historically part of Caernarfonshire.

It is a university city. At the 2011 census, there was 16,358 people living there.

The Welsh language is spoken by 46% of people in the city.

The city is located near the Menai Strait, which is a strait that separates the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales.

In World War II, parts of the BBC were evacuated to Bangor during the Blitz.

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