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(Bryngwyn-Mawr), Bryn, Penceilogi, and Pemberton.

Dafen is also an electoral ward, electing councillors to Llanelli Rural Council and Carmarthenshire County Council. 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