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Pencoed, Bridgend

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Pencoed, Bridgend

Pencoed (pronounced "Pen-coyd", in English meaning 'end or head of the wood'), is a town in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom, mid-way between Wales's two largest cities of Cardiff and Swansea. Lying on the Ewenny River it has a population of around 11,000 (latest figures show 11,832). It is believed that there was a Norman castle in what is now the town, but Pencoed did not develop until the late nineteenth century, around the coal mining industry.
Post townPENCOED
Administrative CountyBridgend
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9581
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01656
Population11,832
 

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