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ID: 7008053
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West Glamorgan (former administrative division)  West Glamorgan (former administrative division)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 003 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Former county of South Wales, created in 1974 from part of Glamorgan; its administrative centrer was Swansea. In 1996 it was abolished and replaced by the new county of Swansea and the county borough of Neath and Port Talbot. Within the former county was the industrial complex of Swansea Bay and the hills and valleys of southern Wales coalfield and Gower peninsula. The area was occupied by the Romans and Normans. Copper and lead mining began in 18th century, and steel and tinplate industries in 19th century; Llandarcy oil refinery opened in 1921.

Names:
West Glamorgan (preferred,C,V,English,U)
W Glam (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
UK00 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of West Glamorgan (former administrative division)  ................  West Glamorgan (former administrative division) (P)

Place Types:
former administrative division (preferred, C)
mining center (C)
industrial center (C)
county (H)  ............  1974-1996
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
UK00..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
West Glamorgan..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.............................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.............................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979)
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 591
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.............................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 445
W Glam..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 591
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611258
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 445
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia (1998)

 

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