Place:Swansea (principal area), Wales

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NameSwansea (principal area)
TypePrincipal area, Unitary authority
Coordinates51.633°N 3.95°W
Located inWales     (1996 - )
Also located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
West Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Swansea ( 1996 - )
Cemetery
Cheriton
Rhosili
Civil parish
Birchgrove ( 1996 - )
Bishopston ( 1996 - )
Clydach (near Swansea) ( 1996 - )
Gowerton ( 1996 - )
Llangyfelach ( 1996 - )
Llansamlet ( 1996 - )
Morriston ( 1996 - )
Pontardulais ( 1996 - )
Port Eynon ( 1996 - )
Rhossili ( 1996 - )
Inhabited place
Gorseinon ( 1996 - )
Llanmadog ( 1996 - )
Llanrhidian ( 1996 - )
Loughor ( 1996 - )
Mumbles ( 1996 - )
Oxwich ( 1996 - )
Oystermouth ( 1996 - )
Pontardulais ( 1996 - )
Sketty ( 1996 - )
Swansea ( 1996 - )
Parish (ancient)
Llangyfelach ( 1996 - )
Llansamlet ( 1996 - )
Rural district
Gower ( 1996 - )
Urban district
Llwchwr ( 1996 - )
Oystermouth ( 1996 - )
This is an article about the modern "principal area" and unitary authority of Swansea which was formed in 1996. It covers a wider area than the City of Swansea which is included in the area of "the City and County of Swansea".
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Swansea ("mouth of the Tawe"), officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales's second largest city and the UK's twenty-sixth largest city.

Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. The City and County of Swansea had a population of 239,000 in 2011, making it the second most populous local authority area in Wales after Cardiff. During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'.

Research Tips

GENUKI on Glamorgan Lots of leads to other sources.

The first three maps are provided by A Vision of Britain through Time

These maps were found on Wikimedia Commons

These maps of Glamorgan post-1974 were found on another site and are very useful for sorting out the up-to-date geography of the area

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