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Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot

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Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot

Pontardawe is a town of some 5,000 inhabitants in the Swansea Valley in south Wales. The community of Pontardawe, comprising the electoral wards of Pontardawe and Trebanos, is served by an elected Town Council and forms part of the county borough of Neath Port Talbot. Pontardawe first came into existence as a settlement at the crossroads of two drovers' tracks, one from Swansea to Brecon, and the other from Neath to Llandeilo.
Post townSWANSEA
Administrative CountyNeath Port Talbot
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSN7204
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01792
Population5,035 (2001 census)

Other names by which Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot has been known in the past

Pont Ar Dawe

Pontardawe, Neath Port Talbot in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pontardawe, vil. with ry. sta., Killybebill par., Glamorgan, in W. of co., on river Tawe, 8 miles NE. of Swansea; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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