Bridgend County Borough

Bridgend County Borough
Bwrdeisdref Sirol Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr
Wales Bridgend locator map.svg
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 17th
246 km²
? %
Admin HQ Bridgend
ISO 3166-2 GB-BGE
ONS code 00PB
Demographics
Population:
- (2010 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 9th
134,600
Ranked 8th
547 / km²
Ethnicity 98.4% White.
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 14th
19.9%
Politics
Arms of Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend County Borough Council
http://www.bridgend.gov.uk/
Control NOC (Labour minority administration)
MPs
AMs
MEPs Wales

Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a county borough in the historic county of Glamorgan, south Wales. The county borough has a total population of 130,000 people, and contains the settlements of Bridgend, after which it is named, Maesteg, and the seaside town of Porthcawl. Its member of the National Assembly for Wales is Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, and its Member of Parliament is Madeleine Moon.

The county borough lies at the geographical heart of south Wales. Its land area of 285 square kilometres stretches 20 km from east to west and occupies the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys. The largest town is Bridgend (pop: 39,773), followed by Maesteg (pop: 20,700) and seaside resort of Porthcawl (pop: 19,238). * census 2001

It is based around the Ogmore River and its tributaries, although the Ewenny and Ogwr Fach rivers are considered the border with the Vale of Glamorgan for much of their length.

It was formed on 1 April 1996 under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. It includes all of the former Ogwr borough apart from the communities of Wick, St Bride's Major and Ewenny, which went to Vale of Glamorgan.

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Government

The region is governed by Bridgend County Borough Council. It is currently in the control of the Labour party.

Schools

There are 9 secondary schools in Bridgend County Borough:


See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 51°30′24″N 3°34′46″W / 51.50667°N 3.57944°W / 51.50667; -3.57944


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