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Encyclopedia > Oxwich
Gower Ward
Image:Wm swansea gower.jpg
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SS4890
Geography
Principal Locality Gower Peninsula
Total Population 3,654 (2001 census)
Land Area (sq. km) 113.20 (2001 census)
Administration
Local Council: City and County of Swansea
Nation: Wales
Post office and telephone
PostCode(s): SA3, SA4
Dialling code: +44-1792
Politics
UK Parliament: Gower
European Parliament: Wales

The electoral ward of Gower, City and County of Swansea, South Wales, consists of some or all of the following areas, Ilston, Upper Killay, Bishopston, Cheriton, Fairyhill, Horton, Knelston, Landimore, Llanddewi, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanrhidian, Middleton, Nicholaston, Oldwalls, Overton, Oxwich Green, Oxwich, Parkmill, Penmaen, Pennard, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, Fforest, Hendy, Bolgoed, Crofty, Gorseinon, Gowerton, Grovesend, Llanmorlais, Loughor, Pen-clawdd, Pentrebach, Pontlliw, Poundffald, Slade, Three Crosses, in the parliamentary constituency of Gower. Image File history File links Wm_swansea_gower. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The term locality has different meanings in different disciplines: Geography In geography, a locality is a place. ... Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales The Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... In the most common sense of the word, a population is the collection of people—or organisms of a particular species—living in a given geographic area. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower peninsula. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland — collectively, but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Gower is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower peninsula. ... South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the East and South, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the North and West. ...

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Oxwich

Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales
Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales
Image:Oxwich dot.png
Map sources for Gower at grid reference SS498864

Oxwich is a village on the south coast of the Gower peninsula. Attractions in the village include the Oxwich Burrows marsh, the Tudor Oxwich Castle, Penrice Castle and local sandy beaches including Oxwich Bay. Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales. ... Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales The Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... In geography, a marsh is a type of wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water. ... Tudor architecture is the architecture of the Tudor period, ie. ... Oxwich Castle is a Tudor period house, thought to be on the same site as an earlier castle, on the Gower peninsula of South Wales. ... Penrice Castle is a castle near Penrice on the Gower peninsula in the county of Glamorgan, Wales. ... Patterns in the sand Sand is an example of a class of materials called granular matter. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... Oxwich Bay is a bay on the south of the Gower peninsula, Wales. ...


Rhossili

For the village of Rhossili see Rhossili Rhossili is a small village on the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula near Swansea in Wales. ...


Slade

Slade is a small village situated north-west of Oxwich Bay on the Gower peninsula, South Wales. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Oxwich Bay is a bay on the south of the Gower peninsula, Wales. ... Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula of South Wales The Gower Peninsula (Welsh: Gŵyr) is one of the UKs major tourist attractions and is the best-known district in Wales after Snowdonia. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ...


Points of interest include Eastern Slade Farm, a dairy farm and campsite. The nearby Slade Bay includes a small beach and is a breeding ground for fish such as rays, dogfish, dabs and bass. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Campsites are often situated in or near forests. ... ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... Groups Conodonta Hyperoartia Petromyzontidae (lampreys) Pteraspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Thelodonti Anaspida Cephalaspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Galeaspida Pituriaspida Osteostraci Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) Placodermi Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Acanthodii Osteichthyes (bony fish) Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) Actinistia (coelacanths) Dipnoi (lungfish) A fish is a poikilothermic (cold-blooded)* water-dwelling... Orders Batoidea - common rays and skates Myliobatiformes - eagle rays, manta rays Pristiformes - sawfishes Torpediniformes - electric rays Rays are a group (superorder Rajomorphii or Batoidea) of cartilaginous fishes. ... Largemouth Bass Bass (rhyming with mass) is a name shared by many different species of popular game fish. ...


Swansea Airport

Swansea Airport is based in the district of Fairwood in Gower, about 6.5 miles west of Swansea city centre. Swansea Airport is a minor airport located in Fairwood Common, Gower, west of Swansea. ...


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Oxwich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (80 words)
Oxwich (grid reference SS498864) is a village in the principal area of Swansea, south Wales.
It is situated to the far south of the Gower Peninsula.
Attractions in the village include the Oxwich Burrows marsh, the Tudor Oxwich Castle, Penrice Castle and local sandy beaches including Oxwich Bay.
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