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Parc yr Orsedd, Ystradgynlais
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  • Ystradgynlais
Principal area
Ceremonial coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounSWANSEA
Postcode destrictSA9
Diallin code01639
FireMid an Wast Wales
EU PairlamentWales
UK Pairlament
Leet o places
51°46′52″N 3°45′04″W / 51.78101°N 3.75107°W / 51.78101; -3.75107Coordinates: 51°46′52″N 3°45′04″W / 51.78101°N 3.75107°W / 51.78101; -3.75107

Ystradgynlais is a toun on the River Tawe in sooth wast Powys; it is the seicont lairgest toun in Powys, Wales wi a population o 9,004. The toun grew aroond the iron-makin, coal-minin an watch-makin industries.

Ystradgynlais hostit the 1954 National Eisteddfod, which is an annual Welsh festival o literatur, muisic, an sang.

The century-auld award-winnin Ystradgynlais Public Band competit in the 2005 National Eisteddfod.[1] Ystradgynlais is ane o the few auries athin auld Brecknockshire, which hase a heich proportion o Welsh-speakers, indeed, accordin tae the 2001 census, ower hauf o aw the Welsh-speakers athin Brecknock destrict live in Ystradgynlais itsel.

National Cycle Route 43 passes though this veelage.

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The Airchbishop o Canterbury, Rowan Williams, grew up in Ystradgynlais.

The Pols painter Josef Herman spent 11 years livin an paintin in Ystradgynlais.[2]

It is the hametoun o the Torchwood an Belonging actress Eve Myles. Grownups actor Steve Meo attendit Maesydderwen Comprehensive Schuil in the toun.

Composer Caleb Bedville wis born in Ystradgynlais an lived there prior tae emigratin tae Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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