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Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. Often colloquially known as Aber, it is located near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. Since the late 19th century, Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre, with the establishment of a university college there in 1872. At the 2001 census, the town's population was 15,935.
Administrative CountyCeredigion
Traditional CountyCardiganshire
OS GridSN5881
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01970
Population15,935 (2001)

Other names by which Aberystwyth, Ceredigion has been known in the past

Aber Y Stwith ~ Aber Ystwyth ~ Aberestywith ~ Aberistwith ~ Aberystwith ~ Abrystwyth ~ Abyrysthwick ~ Y Stwith Mouth

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Aberystwith, mun. bor., township, seaport, and watering-place, Llanbadarnfawr par., Cardiganshire, at mouths of rivers Ystwith and Rheidor, 33 miles NE. of Cardigan by road and 236 miles from London by rail -- township, 734 ac. (175 water), pop. 6703; mun. bor., 857 ac., pop. 7088; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday and Saturday. Aberystwith has of late years become the most fashionable bathing-place in Wales. A national Welsh college has been recently erected in the town. It has considerable coasting trade, chiefly in corn and read. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There is the ruin of an ancient castle. The bor. united with Adpar, Cardigan, and Lampeter in returning 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

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