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Colwyn 1974-1996
 - 1974 136,566.2 acres (552.664 km2)
 - 1973 45,990
 - Created 1974
 - Abolished 1996
 - Succeeded by Conwy county borough,
Status Borough
 - HQ Colwyn Bay
Arms of Colwyn Borough Council

The Borough of Colwyn was one of six districts of the county of Clwyd, north-east Wales, from 1974 to 1996.

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 from the following parts of the administrative county of Denbighshire:

The borough was abolished in 1996, when wales was divided into unitary authorities created by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. The area of Colwyn was split: a large part going to Aberconwy and Colwyn county borough, (soon renamed as Conwy), and the remainder going to Denbighshire unitary authority.

Colwyn is twinned with Konstanz, Germany and Roissy-en-Brie, France.


  1. ^ *Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. ISBN 0-11-750847-0. 

Coordinates: 53°10′N 3°35′W / 53.17°N 3.58°W / 53.17; -3.58