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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

Blaenau Ffestiniog is a historic mining town in Gwynedd, Wales. It has a population little over 5,000 including the attached village of Llan Ffestiniog, which makes it the third largest town in Gwynedd unitary authority, behind Bangor and Caernarfon. Although the population reached 12,000 at the peak of the slate industry, the population fell due to a decrease in the demand for slate. Blaenau Ffestiniog at one time was the second largest town in North Wales, behind Wrexham.
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyMerioneth
OS GridSH7045
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01766
Population5,000 (2001)

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

Blaenau Festiniog

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

Blaenau Festiniog, vil. with junc. sta., near Duffws, NW. Merioneth; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks.

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