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Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan

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Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan

Penarth is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, 5.2 miles (8.4 km) south west from the city centre of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff and lying on the north shore of the Severn Estuary at the southern end of Cardiff Bay. Penarth is the wealthiest seaside resort in the Cardiff Urban Area, and the second largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan, next only to the administrative centre of Barry.
Post townPENARTH
Administrative CountyThe Vale of Glamorgan
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1871
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code+44-29
Population20,396
 

Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Penarth.-- seaport town and par. (ry. stations Penarth and Penarth Dock), Glamorgan, on S. side of Cardiff Bay, 3 m. S. of Cardiff - par., 874 ac. and 249 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 4963; town (comprising also Cogan and Llandough near Penarth pars.), pop. 6228; P.O., T.O., and P.O., T.O. at Penarth Docks; 1 Bank. The dock covers an area of 174, acres, and is one of the most important in the Bristol Channel. Penarth has increased materially in size and importance, and is much frequented as a seaside resort. The town is a local government district.

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