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Llwynypia, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

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Llwynypia, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

Llwynypia (also spelled Llwyn-y-pia), is a village and community in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, near Tonypandy in the Rhondda Fawr Valley. Before 1850 a lightly populated rural farming area, Llwynypia experienced a population boom between 1860 and 1920 with the sinking of several coal mines after the discovery of large coal deposits throughout the Rhondda Valleys. The Welsh name means "the grove of the Magpie" or "Magpie's Bush" and was taken from the name of a farm that once existed in the area.
Post townTONYPANDY
Administrative CountyRhondda,Cynon,Taff
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9993
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 code01443
Population2,253
 

Other names by which Llwynypia, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff has been known in the past

Llwynpia

Llwynypia, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Llwynpia, mining dist. and ry. sta., Ystradyfodwg par., Glamorgan, 5½ miles NW. of Pontypridd Junction by rail, pop. 12,037; 1 Bank.

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