Llanwenog

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Llanwenog
Llanwenog is located in Ceredigion
Llanwenog
Llanwenog
Location within Ceredigion
Population1,364 
OS grid referenceSN 4936 4551
• Cardiff60.5 mi (97.4 km)
• London178.5 mi (287.3 km)
Community
  • Llanwenog
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLlanybydder
Postcode districtSA40
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
List of places
UK
Wales
Ceredigion
52°05′15″N 4°12′00″W / 52.087404°N 4.200097°W / 52.087404; -4.200097Coordinates: 52°05′15″N 4°12′00″W / 52.087404°N 4.200097°W / 52.087404; -4.200097

Llanwenog is a community in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. It is 60.5 miles (97.4 km) from Cardiff and 178.5 miles (287.3 km) from London.[1][2] In 2011 the population of Llanwenog was 1,364, of whom 57.0% were able to speak Welsh.[3]

The district's name honours Saint Gwenog, a holy virgin.

The community includes the villages of Alltyblacca, Gorsgoch, Cwmsychbant, Cwrtnewydd Highmead, Aber, Drefach and Rhuddlan.

The Llanwenog sheep is a breed of domestic sheep originating in Wales, which was developed in the 19th century.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward with the same name exists. This Ward stretches beyond the confines of Llanwenog Community and had a total population at the 2011 census of 1,854.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Evan James Williams (1903-1945), physicist, born in Cwmsychbant, attended Llanwenog Primary School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); accessed 9 May 2014
  2. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  3. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; accessed 9 May 2014
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 12 May 2011.

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