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Maesteg, Bridgend

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Maesteg, Bridgend

Maesteg is a town and community in Bridgend County Borough, Wales. Maesteg lies at the northernmost end of the Llynfi Valley, close to the border with Neath Port Talbot. In 2011, Maesteg had a population of 20,612. Historically a part of Glamorgan, the growth of the town started with the opening of ironworks in the 1820s and 1830s. Once a coal mining area, the last pit closed in 1985.
Post townMAESTEG
Administrative CountyBridgend
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS8591
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01656 73
Population20,702 (2001)

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