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Encyclopedia > Bridgend (county borough)
Bridgend county borough
Image:WalesBridgend.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 17th
246 km²
? %
Admin HQ Bridgend
ISO 3166-2 GB-BGE
ONS code 00PB
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2004 est.)
- Density
Ranked 10th
130,400
Ranked 8th
530 / km²
Ethnicity 98.4% White.
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 14th
19.9%
Politics
Arms of Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend County Borough Council
http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/
Control Multi-party
MPs

Bridgend is a county borough in what was the traditional county of Glamorgan, southern Wales. The county borough has a total population of 130,000 people, and contains the settlements of Bridgend, after which it is named, Maesteg, and the seaside town of Porthcawl. Its member of the National Assembly for Wales is Carwyn Jones, and its Member of Parliament is Madeleine Moon. one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Bridgend (county borough) Categories: GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont) is a town in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the main town in the county borough of Bridgend. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by population. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by population density in the 2001 UK census. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census. ... Image File history File links Ogwr_arms. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Ifor Huw Irranca-Davies (now known as Huw Irranca-Davies) was born on 22 January 1963, Swansea, as Ifor Huw Davies) is a Labour politician in Wales, and member of Parliament for Ogmore. ... Madeleine Moon (born March 27, 1950, Sunderland) is the Labour MP for Bridgend. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Glamorgan or Morgannwg is a maritime traditional county of Wales, UK, and was previously a medieval kingdom or principality. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont) is a town in the traditional county of Glamorgan and the main town in the county borough of Bridgend. ... Maesteg is a British town located at the northernmost end of the Llynfi Valley in the north of the Welsh county borough of Bridgend in the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Porthcawl is a town of around 16,000 on the south Wales coast in the county borough of Bridgend, traditional county of Glamorgan. ... The National Assembly for Wales (or NAfW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales, and is also responsible for most UK government departments in Wales. ... Carwyn Jones (born 21 March 1967) is the Member of the Welsh Assembly for Bridgend and Minister for Environment, Planning and the Countryside in the Welsh Assembly Government. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Madeleine Moon (born March 27, 1950, Sunderland) is the Labour MP for Bridgend. ...


The county borough lies at the geographical heart of south Wales. Its land area of 285 square kilometres stretches 20 km from east to west and occupies the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys. The largest town is Bridgend (pop: 39,773), followed by Maesteg (pop: 20,700) and seaside resort of Porthcawl (pop: 19,238). * census 2001


It was formed on April 1, 1996 from most of the former district of Ogwr. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Ogwr was a former district in Wales, which existed from 1974 to 1996. ...


See also


This is a list of places in the Bridgend county borough, south Wales. ...

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Subdivisions created by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ...


Anglesey | Blaenau Gwent | Bridgend | Caerphilly | Cardiff | Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Conwy | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Gwynedd | Merthyr Tydfil | Monmouthshire | Neath Port Talbot | Newport | Pembrokeshire | Powys | Rhondda Cynon Taff | Swansea | Torfaen | Vale of Glamorgan | Wrexham Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Caerphilly [county borough] is a local government principal area in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ... The Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Conwy [county borough] is a local government principal area in north Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a traditional county and principal area in northern Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... Neath Port Talbot (Welsh: Castell-nedd Port Talbot) is a county borough in Glamorgan, south Wales. ... Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is the third largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the administrative county of Wales. ... Rhondda Cynon Taff (Welsh: Rhondda Cynon T f) is a county borough in Glamorgan, South Wales. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... For other uses, see Vale of Glamorgan (disambiguation). ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ...


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