Caerphilly County Borough

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Caerphilly (county borough))
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 51°39′22″N 3°10′59″W / 51.656°N 3.183°W / 51.656; -3.183

Caerphilly County Borough
Bwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili
Wales Caerphilly locator map.svg
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 18th
278 km²
0 %
Admin HQ Hengoed
ISO 3166-2 GB-CAY
ONS code 00PK (ONS)
W06000018 (GSS)
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2011)
- Density
 
Ranked 5th
178,800
Ranked 5th
623 / km²
Ethnicity 98.8% White.
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 17th
16.8%
Politics
Arms of Caerphilly County Borough Council
Caerphilly County Borough Council
http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/
Control Labour
MPs

Caerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili) is a county borough in southern Wales, straddling the ancient county boundary between Glamorgan and Monmouthshire.

Its main town is Caerphilly, and also the largest. Other towns in the county borough are Bedwas, Risca, Ystrad Mynach, Newbridge, Blackwood, Bargoed, New Tredegar and Rhymney.

History[edit]

The county borough was formed on 1 April 1996 by the merger of the Rhymney Valley district of Mid Glamorgan with the Islwyn borough of Gwent.

Government[edit]

The region is governed by Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Education[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]