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Bala, Gwynedd (Y Bala)

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Bala, Gwynedd (Y Bala)

Bala is a market town and community in Gwynedd, Wales. Formerly an urban district, Bala lies within the historic county of Merionethshire. It lies at the north end of Bala Lake, 17 miles (27 km) north-east of Dolgellau, with a population of 1,980. It is little more than one wide street, Stryd Fawr (High Street, literally "Great Street"). {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} The High Street and its shops can be quite busy in the summer months with many tourists. Bala is ranked 11th in the list of the highest percentages of Welsh language speakers in Wales. According to the, 80.1% of Bala's population can speak Welsh fluently, with the highest percentage in the 5-9 age group, 95.7%.
Post townBALA
Administrative CountyGwynedd
Traditional CountyMerioneth
OS GridSH9236
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01678
Population1,980 (2001)

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