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Llangennech is located in Carmarthenshire
Location within Carmarthenshire
Population4,964 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSN560015
  • Llangennech
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSA14
Dialling code01554
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
51°41′35″N 4°05′31″W / 51.693°N 4.092°W / 51.693; -4.092Coordinates: 51°41′35″N 4°05′31″W / 51.693°N 4.092°W / 51.693; -4.092

Llangennech (About this soundWelsh pronunciation) is a village and community in the area of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, which covers an area of 1,222 hectares (4.72 sq mi).[1]

It is governed by Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanelli Rural council. It falls in the Llanelli parliamentary constituency. Llangennech is also the name of an electoral ward coterminous with the village and has its own community council. It was a coal mining community, with several local collieries mining steam coal. There is also a large Labour tradition in the village originating with the mine workers. There was a large Royal Navy depot in the village, which was closed in Ministry of Defence restructuring.

Llangennech has a strong rugby union team, Llangennech RFC, that feeds many players into Llanelli RFC and then on to the Llanelli Scarlets regional rugby union team.

The town is served by Llangennech railway station on the Heart of Wales Line with trains to Swansea to the south and Shrewsbury to the north.

The community is bordered by the communities of Llanelli Rural, Llannon, and Llanedi, all in Carmarthenshire; and by Grovesend and Waungron and Gorseinon in the City and County of Swansea.


Llangennech community's population was 4,964, according to the 2011 census;[1] an increase of 10.07% since the 4,510 people noted in 2001.[2]

The 2011 census showed 39.9% of the population could speak Welsh, a fall from 46.8% in 2001.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Eileen Beasley, Welsh language campaigner, lived here during her and her husband's campaign for Welsh language tax bills
  • Huw Edwards, BBC news presenter, lived in the village during his youth
  • Hywel Teifi Edwards, Welsh historian, lecturer and author, lived in the village
  • Rhys Gabe, Welsh international rugby player was born in Llangennech
Llangennech Railway Station


  1. ^ a b c "Area: Llangennech (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Area: Llangennech (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  3. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.

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