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Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Llanrug, Gwynedd

Llanrug is a large village in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It lies about 4 miles to the east of Caernarfon, 7 miles south of Bangor and 3 miles northwest of Llanberis. It is the largest populated village in the Arfon area of Gwynedd, Wales. The old name term of the village was initially Llanfihangel-y-Rug, derived from Eglwys Sant Mihangel situated about half a mile west of the village. It has a Welsh-speaking community of 81% and a population of 2,500.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH5363
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh

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

Llanfihangel in Rug

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

Llanrug, par., in co. and 3 miles E. of Carnarvon, 4516 ac., pop. 3075; P.O.; has large slate quarries.

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