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Bangor

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Bangor

Post townBANGOR
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyCaernarfonshire
OS GridSH5771
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01248
Population13,725 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Bangor has been known in the past

Banchor ~ Banchor Vaur

Bangor in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bangor.-- par., parl. bor., and market town, Carnarvonsh., near Menai Strait, 60 m. W. of Chester and 238 m. NW. of London by rail -- par., 7543 ac., pop. 11,370; parl. bor., pop. 9026; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers.Market-days, Tuesday and Friday. It is much resorted to for sea-bathing and the beautiful scenery around it. The see of B. is the oldest in Wales; the cathedral is an interesting building. Slate is extensively quarried for exportation. B. is one of the Carnarvon dist. Of parliamentary boroughs, and with Carnarvon, Conway, Criccieth, Nevin, and Pwllheli returns 1 member to Parl.

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