city in Swansea principal area, Wales

Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe), officially the City and County of Swansea (Welsh: Dinas a Sir Abertawe), is a city and county in Wales. It is Wales' second largest city and the largest is Cardiff. It is in the country's south coast. It has a temperate oceanic climate, with the most rain of any city in the United Kingdom. The city has a population of around 240,000. [1]

Dinas a Sir Abertawe
A view of the Swansea coastline, near the city centre.
A view of the Swansea coastline, near the city centre.
Floreat Swansea
City and County of Swansea and (inset) within Wales
City and County of Swansea
and (inset) within Wales
Coordinates: 51°37′00″N 3°57′00″W / 51.616666666667°N 3.95°W / 51.616666666667; -3.95
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryWales
Ceremonial countyWest Glamorgan
Historic countyGlamorganshire
Admin HQSwansea Guildhall
Town charter1158–1184
City status1969
 • TypePrincipal area, City
 • Leader of
Swansea Council
David Phillips
 • Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament ConstituenciesSwansea East,
Swansea West,
 • European ParliamentWales
 • MPsMartin Caton (Lab),
Sian James (Lab),
Geraint Davies (Lab)
 • AMsEdwina Hart (Lab),
Mike Hedges (Lab),
Julie James (Lab)
 • Principal area & City146 sq mi (378 km2)
 (2011, urban area figures from 2001)
 • Principal area & City270,506
 • Density1,560/sq mi (601/km2)
 • Urban
 • Ethnicity
97.8% White
1.2% S. Asian
0.3% Afro-Caribbean
0.3% Chinese
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Post codes
Area codes01792
ISO 3166-2GB-SWA
ONS code00NX (ONS)
W06000011 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSS6593
Police ForceSouth Wales Police
Fire ServiceMid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ambulance ServiceWelsh Ambulance Service
Vehicle area codesCP, CR, CS, CT, CU, CV

History change

Swansea was built in the early 12th century by the Normans. A castle was built here and a town started to form around it.[2]

Gallery change

References change

  1. "Swansea - Population". www.swansea.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2021-03-09. Retrieved 2020-08-16.
  2. Lambert, Tim. "A History of Swansea". Local Histories. Retrieved May 5, 2021.