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Nefyn, Gwynedd

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Nefyn, Gwynedd

Nefyn is a small town and community on the north west coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 2,619. Welsh is the first language of almost 80% of its inhabitants. The A497 road terminates in the town centre. The community includes Edern.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH3040
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01758
Population2,619 (2001)

Other names by which Nefyn, Gwynedd has been known in the past

Nevin ~ Nevyn

Nefyn, Gwynedd in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Nevin, parl. bor., seaport town, and par., in SW. of Carnarvonshire, on Carnarvon Bay, 6 miles NW. of Pwllheli, 1575 ac., pop. 2003; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Nevin is an extensive fishing town, and occupies a secluded situation, being shut in on 3 sides by a semi-circular range of hills. It ranked as an ancient incorporation. In 1284 a grand tournament was held here by Edward I. to celebrate his conquest of Wales. Nevin forms one of the Carnarvon District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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