Dafen, Carmarthenshire

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Dafen is a village situated east of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Wales, part of the Llanelli Rural community. Dafen borders the villages of Felinfoel, Llangennech, Bryn, Penceilogi, and Pemberton.

At the 2001 census the Dafen ward had a population of 3,433,[1] increasing to 3,597 at the 2011 Census.[2] The village has both residential and industrial areas, and Llanelli's Prince Philip Hospital is located here.

Wales Air Ambulance is based at Dafen in a purpose-built headquarters completed in 2016.[3]


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "New HQ opens for Wales Air Ambulance in Carmarthenshire". BBC News. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°41′34.00″N 4°08′08.00″W / 51.6927778°N 4.1355556°W / 51.6927778; -4.1355556