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Holyhead
The south facade of St Cybi's Church - geograph.org.uk - 742776.jpg
St Cybi's Church, Church in Wales
Holyhead is locatit in Anglesey
Holyhead
Holyhead
Holyhead shawn within Anglesey
Population 11,431 2011 Census[1]
OS grid reference SH2482
Commonty
  • Holyhead
Principal aurie
Ceremonial coonty
Kintra Wales
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun HOLYHEAD
Postcode destrict LL65
Diallin code 01407
Polis North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Pairlament Wales
UK Pairlament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633Coordinates: 53°18′32″N 4°37′59″W / 53.309°N 4.633°W / 53.309; -4.633

Holyhead (// ; Welsh: Caergybi Welsh pronunciation: [kɑːɨrˈɡəbi], "Cybi's fort") is a town in Wales and a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland. It is also a community and the largest town in the Isle of Anglesey county, with a population of 13,659 at the 2011 census. Holyhead is on Holy Island, which is separated from Anglesey by a very narrow channel and was originally connected to Anglesey via the Four Mile Bridge and now by the Stanley Embankment.

In the mid-19th century, Lord Stanley, a local philanthropist, funded the building of a larger causeway,[citation needit] known locally as "The Cobb", it now carries the A5 and the railway line. The A55 dual carriageway runs parallel to the Cobb on a modern causeway.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.