|Population||4,964 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
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.
- 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
- "Area: Llangennech (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "Area: Llangennech (Ward)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- Official website
- Carmarthenshire County Council
- www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Llangennech and surrounding area
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