Swansea

Swansea ( /ˈswɒnzi/ SWONZ-ee; Welsh: Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe") is a coastal city and county in Wales. 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'.

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City And County Of Swansea - History
... Main article History of Swansea See also Lower Swansea valley Archaeological finds are mostly confined to the Gower Peninsula, and include items from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age ... Swansea is thought to have developed as a Viking trading post ... The charter gave Swansea the status of a borough, granting the townsmen, called burgesses certain rights to develop the area ...
City And County Of Swansea - Geography - Climate
... Climate data for Swansea - Public Extremes 1989 - 2012 Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 14.0 (57.2) 16.8 (6 ... temperatures in °F Precipitation totals in inches Typical of the west of Britain, Swansea has a temperate climate ... This same location, though, leaves Swansea exposed to rain-bearing winds from the Atlantic figures from the Met Office make Swansea the wettest city in Britain ...
City And County Of Swansea - Governance - UK Politics
... The UK parliamentary constituencies in Swansea are Gower, current MP is Martin Caton, Labour since 1997 Swansea East, current MP is Sian James, Labour ...
City And County Of Swansea
... Swansea ( /ˈswɒnzi/ SWONZ-ee Welsh Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe") is a coastal city and county in Wales ... Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan ... 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 ...
Swansea, Arizona - Popular Culture
... In the Chris Ryan novel, Blackout, Swansea is the location of Luke's hideout ... The training scenes in the 1971 film The Day of the Wolves were shot in Swansea ...