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Rhyl, Denbighshire

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Rhyl, Denbighshire

Rhyl is a seaside resort town and community in Denbighshire, situated on the north east coast of Wales, at the mouth of the River Clwyd. To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay, with the resort of Towyn further west, Prestatyn to the east and Rhuddlan to the south. At the 2001 Census, Rhyl had a population of 24,889. The conurbation of Abergele-Rhyl-Prestatyn has a population of over 60,000. Rhyl has long been a popular tourist destination for people all over Wales and North West England.
Post townRHYL
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyFlintshire
OS GridSJ0181
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01745
Population24,889 (2001)

Rhyl, Denbighshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rhyl, watering-place, Rhuddlan par., Flintshire, near mouth of river Clwyd, 6 miles NW. of St Asaph, and 30 NW. of Chester by rail, 600 ac., pop. 6029; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 6 newspapers. Rhyl has a fine sandy beach, an aquarium and winter garden, a promenade pier, baths, and all the other equipments of a watering-place. There is steam communication with Liverpool, Rhyl is a local government district; until about 1830 it was merely a fishing vil.

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