Llwchwr

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Llwchwr is a community in the central western part of the City and County of Swansea, Wales, UK. It lies some 9 km (5.5 miles) west-north-west of Swansea city centre and is bounded by the communities of Gorseinon to the north, Penllergaer to the east, and Gowerton to the south, as well as by the estuary of the River Loughor to the west, on the far side of which lies Bynea in Carmarthenshire, connected to Llwchwr by road and rail bridges.

The community, which has its own community council, comprises the town of Loughor and the adjacent village of Kingsbridge, and is divided for electoral purposes into the city and county council wards of Upper Loughor, Lower Loughor, and Kingsbridge. From 1974 to 1996 Llwchwr formed part of the Lliw Valley district of the county of West Glamorgan. It also includes the southern suburbs of Gorseinon town and Garden Village.

The population of Llwchwr, as recorded at the 2011 census, was 9,134.[1]

The community is home to Garden Village FC of the Welsh Football League, Carmarthenshire League Division 2 outfit Loughor Rovers, and Loughor RFC who play in ASDA Nation League Division 1 West.

The community of Llwchr, together with that of Gorseinon, is twinned with Ploërmel in France.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 13 April 2015.

Coordinates: 51°39′48″N 4°03′20″W / 51.6632°N 4.0556°W / 51.6632; -4.0556