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Harlech, Gwynedd

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Harlech, Gwynedd

Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historical boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. Lying on Tremadog Bay and within the Snowdonia National Park, it has a population of 1,952, of whom 59% speak Welsh. The town is located in the unitary authority of Gwynedd which was formed in 1996, from 1974 to 1996 it was in the Meirionydd District of the 1974 County of Gwynedd, and before 1974 it was in the historic county of Merionethshire.
Post townHARLECH
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyMerioneth
OS GridSH5831
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01766
Population1,952 (2001 Census)

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

Harlech, ancient coast town with ry. sta., Merioneth, 10 miles N. of Barmouth; P.O., 1 Bank; on a precipice overlooking the sea are the ruins of Harlech Castle.

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