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Full nameCity and County of Swansea
Official nameCity and County of Swansea
Native nameDinas a Sir Abertawe
Settlement typePrincipal area & City
MottoFloreat Swansea
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryWales
Ceremonial countyWest Glamorgan
Historic countyGlamorganshire
Admin HQSwansea Guildhall
Town charter1158 1184
City status1969
TypePrincipal area, City
Leader of
Swansea Council
Christopher Holley
Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament ConsituenciesSwansea East,
Swansea West,
European ParliamentWales
MPsMartin Caton (Lab),
Sian James (Lab),
Geraint Davies (Lab)
AMsEdwina Hart (Lab),
Mike Hedges (Lab),
Julie James (Lab)
Total Area145.9 sq mi (378 km2)
Total PopulationUnitary Authority area:  , Ranked   ( )
Urban area within Unitary Authority: 169,880 (2001)
Wider Urban Area: 270,506 (2001)
Density (pop.)601/km2 (1556.6/sq mi)
Ethnicity97.8% White
1.2% S. Asian
0.3% Afro-Caribbean
0.3% Chinese
Other information
Time zoneGMT (UTC0)
- Summer (DST)BST (UTC+1)
Post codesSA1-SA7
Area code01792
Vehicle area codesCP, CR, CS, CT, CU, CV
ONS code00NX
OS grid reference 
Police ForceSouth Wales Police
Fire ServiceSouth Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ambulance ServiceWelsh Ambulance Service


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Swansea (c-eniconˈswɒnzi ; , "mouth of the Tawe") is a coastal city and county in Wales. Swansea is in the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. Swansea had a population of 169,880 in 2001 and is the second most populous city in Wales after Cardiff and the third most populous county in Wales after Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf. During its 19th century industrial heyday, Swansea was one of the key centres of the world copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'.

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