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Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

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Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. It had a population of 35,633 in 2001.
Post townPORT TALBOT
Administrative CountyNeath Port Talbot
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS7589
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 code01639
Population35,633 (2001 census)
 

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

Port Talbot, small port with ry. sta., in 8. of Glamorgan, on E. side of Swansea Bay, 12¼ miles NW. of Bridgend; P.O., T.O.; is the port for Aberavon (2 miles N.), has a floating harbour with great depth of water, and is frequented by numerous coasting vessels. There is communication between this place and Bristol by steam packets. At Port Talbot are situated the Cwm Avon Copper Works, the metal from which is used for the copper coinage. See ABERAVON.

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