St Cybi's Church, Church in Wales
|Holyhead shawn within Anglesey|
|Population||11,431 2011 Census|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||Unitit Kinrick|
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.
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- "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2018.