Torfaen

Torfaen (/tɔːrˈvn/; Welsh: Torfaen [tɔrˈvaɪn]) is a county borough in Wales within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It was originally formed in 1974 as a district of the county of Gwent and in 1996 it was reconstituted as a principal area.

Torfaen County Borough
Bwrdeistref Sirol Torfaen
Map of Torfaen with principal towns and location in Wales in inset
Admin HQPontypool
Largest townCwmbran
Government
  TypeTorfaen County Borough Council
  ControlLabour
  MP
  MS
Area
  Total126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 20th
Population
 (2017)
  Total93,961
  RankRanked 18th
  Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
  Density rankRanked 3rd
  Ethnicity
98% White
1.1% Asian
0.7% Mixed
0.2% Black
Welsh language
  RankRanked 19th
  Any skills14.5%
Geocode00PM (ONS)
W06000020 (GSS)
ISO 3166 codeGB-TOF