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Gorseinon, Swansea

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Gorseinon, Swansea

Gorseinon is a town in the South West of Wales, near the Loughor estuary. It was a small village until the late 19th century when it grew around the coal mining and tinplate industries. It is situated in the north west of Swansea, around 6 miles north west of the city centre. Gorseinon is also a local Government community with its own elected town council. The population of the Gorseinon town council area in the 2001 Census is 7,874.
Post townSWANSEA
Administrative CountySwansea
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS5898
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01792
PopulationUrban Area: 19,273
 

Gorseinon, Swansea in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gorseinon, hamlet with ry. sta. (2 miles W.), Llangafelach par., Glamorgan; P.O.; Gorseinon Station, 3½ miles S. of Pontardulais sta.; P.O., T.O.

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