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Swansea


Swansea is a coastal city and county in South West Wales. It is the second largest city in Wales, and as of 2011, the city and county had a population of 239,000.


Key Facts about Swansea


Here are some key facts about Swansea:
  1. Swansea is a city and county in South West Wales.

  2. Swansea is located near the mouth of the Tawe, and its Welsh name, Abertawe, means "mouth of the Tawe".

  3. Swansea is the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff. As of 2011, the city and county had a population of 239,000.

  4. Swansea initially developed as a port, trading in commodities such as cloth, hides, wine, and wool.

  5. Later, during the Industrial Revolution, local mined coal also began to grow in importance.

  6. The presence of coal and a local port, meant that Swansea was a logical place to build a copper smelting works. The first copper smelters were operating by 1720, and subsequently additionally works were opened to process arsenic, tin, and zinc.

  7. As a result of these industrial activities, Swansea grew rapidly in the 18th and 19th centuries, and earned the nickname "Copperopolis".

  8. During the 20th century, many of Swansea's heavy industries went to gradual decline.

  9. Much of Swansea's city centre was destroyed by German bombing in three successive nights (the "Three Nights Blitz") in 1941 during World War II.

  10. Swansea was granted city status in 1969 to mark Princess Charles's investiture as Prince of Wales.

  11. The M4 motorway, and the A48, both pass through Swansea. These provide connections to Port Tablot, Bridgend, Cardiff, Bristol, London, and other destinations.

  12. Swansea railway station provides services to Shrewsbury, Cardiff, Newport, London Paddington and other destinations.

  13. Swansea does have an airport, Swansea Airport, but it is only a minor aerodrome for recreational flights only. The nearest major airports are Cardiff Airport which is 44 miles (71 kilometers) East of the city, and Pembrey Airport (which offers charter flights to some European destinations), which is 17 miles (27 kilometers) East of the city.



Weather in Swansea


Like the rest of Britain, Swansea has a mild temperate oceanic climate. Because of its coastal location, it has a milder climate than inland locations. However, Swansea is relatively exposed to rain-bearing winds from the Atlantic, and as a result is, according to the Met Office, the wettest city in Britain.

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Swansea Bay 1904: One Inch Map 247 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of England & Wales)

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Swansea Bay 1904: One Inch Map 247 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of England & Wales)
 


 
 
 

 
 
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