Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay (Welsh: Bae Colwyn) is a town, community and seaside resort in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales overlooking the Irish Sea. It lies within the historic county of Denbighshire. Eight neighbouring communities are incorporated within its postal district. Established as its own separate parish in 1844 with just a small grouping of homes and farms where the community of Old Colwyn stands today, Colwyn Bay has expanded to become the second-largest community and business centre in the north of Wales as well as the 14th largest in the whole of Wales with the urban statistical area, including Old Colwyn, Rhos-on-Sea, and Mochdre and Penrhyn Bay, having a population of 34,284 at the 2011 census.[1]

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay in March 2006
Colwyn Bay
Location within Conwy
Population34,284 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH865785
Community
  • Colwyn Bay
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCOLWYN BAY
Postcode districtLL28, LL29
Dialling code01492
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy
53.29°N 3.70°W / 53.29; -3.70

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