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Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Caernarfon is a Royal town, community and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,611. It lies along the A487 road, on the east banks of the Menai Straits, opposite the Isle of Anglesey. The city of Bangor is 8.6 miles to the northeast, while Snowdonia fringes Caernarfon to the east and southeast. Carnarvon and Caernarvon are anglicised spellings of Caernarfon that were officially superseded in 1926 and 1974 respectively.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH4862
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01286

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

Caer Custenith ~ Caer Narvon ~ Caernarvon ~ Carnarvon ~ Segontium

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

Carnarvon, or Caernarvon, co. town of Carnarvonshire, parl. and mun. bor., and seaport, at mouth of r. Seiont, 6½ miles SW. of Bangor and 241 miles NW. of London by rail, 1897 ac., pop. 10,258; 3 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday. The town is pleasantly situated on the SE. shore of the Menai Strait, and is much frequented in the bathing season. The grand old castle, built by Edward I., is still almost entire. Some portions of the old walls of the town also remain. Slates and copper ore are exported. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) C. unites with Bangor, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli in returning 1 member to Parl.

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