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swanz' zE, the second largest city in Wales

Swansea Coat of Arms

location of Swansea

Local Name Abertawe

Population (2013 est) 239,000

City Status Granted July 3, 1969

Administrative Headquarters Swansea Guildhall

Police Service South Wales Police

Dialing Code 01792
Newspapers Evening Post; Swansea Herald
Radio Stations 3

Natural Resources coal, limestone
Principal Industries tourism, commercial services, high technology, public administration, education, health

Rail Service South Wales Main Line; West Wales Line; First Great Western Inter-City
Airport Swansea Airport
Ferry Service Swansea Cork Ferries

Comprehensive Schools 15
Independent Schools
Ffynone House
Institutions of Higher Learning
Bible College of Wales, Gorseinon College, Swansea College, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, Swansea University

Sites and Attractions Brangwyn Hall, Dylan Thomas Centre, Environmental Centre, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Liberty Stadium, National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Castle, Patti Pavillion, Penyrheol Leisure Centre, Singleton Park, Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea Museum, Wales National Pool

Professional Sports cricket, Glamorgan County Cricket Club; football, Swansea City A.F.C. Swans; rugby, Neath-Swansea Ospreys; Welsh football, Garden Village F.C. and West End F.C.

Notable Swanseans Mary Balogh (author), Russell T. Davies (scriptwriter and producer), Pete Ham (rock musician), Michael Heseltine (politician), Andrew Jones (screenwriter and director), Enzo Maccarinelli (boxer), Mal Pope (singer/songwriter), Sir Harry Secombe (entertainer), Dylan Thomas (poet), Bonnie Tyler (singer), Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury), Catherine Zeta-Jones (actress)

City and County of Swansea Council

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