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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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FORMER Wales winger Chris Llewellyn hopes to upset Swansea City once more in ... - South Wales Evening Post Tweet this news
South Wales Evening Post--The 31-year-old, who now plays for Llanelli in the Welsh Premier League, looks to guide his West End Under-19s side to success over -Swansea- in Sunday's showcase. West End are the surprise package in this year's compet - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:19:01 GMT+00:00
Cardiff City tempted by Welsh Cup return - BBC Sport Tweet this news
BBC Sport--The FA of Wales wants Cardiff, -Swansea-, Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Newport and Merthyr to play in their flagship competition after a 16-year absence. Since 1995, only clubs from the Welsh pyramid have been eligible to play. "If there' - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:23:51 GMT+00:00
West End sponsors golf tourney in Swansea - Tweet this news tournament this spring to raise funds to continue its efforts in restoration of properties and revitalization in Belleville's West End. The tourney will be on Saturday, April 29, at Clint Hill Golf Course, 3700 Old Collinsville Ro - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:02:35 GMT+00:00
Your alternative Royal Wedding invitation in Swansea - PRLog.Org (press release) Tweet this news
PRLog.Org (press release)--PRLog (Press Release) - Apr 20, 2011 - -Swansea- residents unfortunate enough not to receive an invitation for the Royal Wedding should not be disappointed. That's because the BBC Big Screen in Castle Square will show the r - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:28:33 GMT+00:00
Defender Daniel Alfei signs new Swansea City deal - BBC Sport Tweet this news
BBC Sport---Swansea--born Alfei, 19, who came through the club's ranks, has since made two more appearances - against Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient. "I'm delighted," said Alfei, who signed his first professional deal last Ju - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 06:51:04 GMT+00:00
Swansea girls soccer sends a message - The State Tweet this news
The State--Long before Class 2A powerhouse Bishop England rolled into town Friday, the -Swansea- girls soccer team knew what the game meant to its season. For a squad that finished 8-9 last season and missed the ... - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 04:20:12 GMT+00:00
Swansea seeks state help with growing coyote population - Fall River Herald News Tweet this news
Fall River Herald News--She informed those at the meeting that what -Swansea- is seeing isn't unusual. The town sought assistance after some residents said that besides an increase in the number of coyotes, the animals, some as big as German shepherd - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:15:16 GMT+00:00
Swansea's sacrificial plan: take pay cuts to avoid redundancies - Times Higher Education Tweet this news
Times Higher Education---Swansea- University wants staff to take pay cuts of between 3 and 4 per cent in exchange for a “no redundancies” deal. In an “unprecedented” development that other universities are likely to examine closely, -Swansea- has - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:29:50 GMT+00:00
Concerns raised over murders trial evidence - WalesOnline Tweet this news
WalesOnline--Dr Phillip Avenell, an expert in forensic DNA sequencing admitted at -Swansea- Crown Court he knew a bag containing one crucial exhibit was found to be open while in storage. But he added he was “completely satisfied” all the items he rec - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:04:45 GMT+00:00
Plaid leader has the determination to turn Swansea into a major economic hub - South Wales Evening Post Tweet this news
South Wales Evening Post--PLAID has the vision and determination to turn -Swansea- into a major economic hub, its leader has claimed. Ieuan Wyn Jones visited the city's new bus station yesterday on the campaign trail to highlight Plaid Cymru's . - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 08:03:03 GMT+00:00

Local government :
Position Current Representatives
Members of Parliament
Geraint Davies, Labour, elected 2010 Martin Caton, Labour, elected 1997 Sian James, Labour, elected 2005
National Assembly of Wales Members
Julie James, Labour, elected 2011 Edwina Hart, Labour, elected 1999 Mike Hedges, Labour, elected 2011
City & County Council Members
Viv Abbott, Liberal Democrats Veronyca Bates Hughes, Independent Peter Black, Liberal Democrats Nicholas Bradley, Labour June Burtonshaw, Labour Mark Child, Labour Audrey Clement, Independent Anthony Colburn, Conservative John Davies, Labour Mike Day, Liberal Democrats Ryland Doyle, Labour June Evans, Independent William Evans, Labour Wendy Fitzgerald, Independent Robert Francis-Davies, Labour Mair Gibbs, Labour John Hague, Independent Mike Hedges, Labour Chris Holley, Liberal Democrats Nichola Holley, Liberal Democrats Paxton Hood-Williams, Conservative David Hopkins, Labour Dai Howells, Independent Barbara Hynes, Labour Dennis James, Labour Billy Jones, Labour David I.E. Jones, Labour Jeffrey Jones, Liberal Democrats Mary Jones, Liberal Democrats Mervyn Jones, Independent Susan Jones, Independent Alan Jopling, Independent Jim Kelleher, Liberal Democrats René Kinzett, Conservative Erika Kirchner, Labour Richard Lewis, Liberal Democrats Alan Lloyd, Labour Bob Lloyd, Labour Keith Marsh, Independent Penny Matthews, Labour Peter May, Liberal Democrats Paul Meara, Liberal Democrats John Miles, Labour Keith Morgan, Liberal Democrats Hazel Morris, Labour John Newbury, Liberal Democrats Byron Owen, Labour David Phillips, Labour Cheryl Philpott, Liberal Democrats Darren Price, Plaid Huw T Rees, Liberal Democrats Stuart Rice, Liberal Democrats Ioan Richard, People's Representative Christine Richards, Labour Alan Robinson, Independent Gyln Seabourne, Labour Margaret Smith, Conservative Paulette Smith, Labour Roger Ll. Smith, Labour Rob Speht, Liberal Democrats June Stanton, Liberal Democrats Rob Stewart, Labour Gareth Sullivan, Independent Ceinwen Thomas, Labour Des Thomas, Labour Graham Thomas, Liberal Democrats Janet Thomas, Liberal Democrats Nick Tregoning, Liberal Democrats Paul Tucker, Independent Sue Waller Thomas, Liberal Democrats Jayne Woodman, Liberal Democrats

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Climate :
Year Population
1804 19,794
1811 21,338 7.8
1821 25,426 19.16
1831 32,064 26.11
1841 38,962 21.51
1851 47,260 21.30
1861 68,743 45.46
1871 90,226 31.25
1881 111,709 23.81
1891 132,956 19.02
1901 153,577 15.51
1911 177,411 15.52
1921 191,417 7.89
1931 206,558 7.91
1941 205,194 -0.66
1951 203,854 -0.65
1961 214,834 5.39
1971 226,406 5.39
1981 223,260 -1.39
1991 233,145 4.43
2001 223,293 -4.23
2006 227,100* 1.7
2009 231,300* 1.8
source: Britain except * ,
which is estimated by the
Historical populations are calculated
with the modern boundaries

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