Bridgend Coonty Burgh
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Bridgend (Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) is a coonty burgh in the historic coonty o Glamorgan, sooth Wales. The coonty borough haes a total population o 130,000 fowk, an contains the settlements o Bridgend, after which it is named, Maesteg, an the seaside toun o Porthcawl. Its member o the Naitional Assembly for Wales is Carwyn Jones, the First Meenister o Wales, an its Member o Parliament is Madeleine Moon.
The coonty burgh lees at the geographical hert o sooth Wales. Its land aurie o 285 square kilometres stretches 20 km frae east tae wast an occupees the Llynfi, Garw an Ogmore valleys. The lairgest toun is Bridgend (pop: 39,773), follaeed bi Maesteg (pop: 20,700) an seaside resort o Porthcawl (pop: 19,238).
It wis formit on 1 Aprile 1996 unner the Local Govrenment (Wales) Act 1994. It includes aw o the umwhile Ogwr borough apairt frae the communities o Wick, St Bride's Major an Ewenny, whilk went tae Vale o Glamorgan.
Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]
The region is govrened bi Bridgend County Borough Council. It is currently in the control o the Labour pairty.
Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]
There are 9 seicontary schuils in Bridgend Coonty Burgh:
- Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Porthcawl
- Archbishop McGrath Catholic School, Brackla, Bridgend
- Bryntirion Comprehensive School, Cefn Glas, Bridgend
- Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend
- Pencoed Comprehensive School, Pencoed
- Maesteg Comprehensive School, Maesteg
- Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, Tondu
- Cynffig Comprehensive School, Kenfig Hill
- Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, Llangynwyd
Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]
See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- census 2001
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
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