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Swansea

(swŏn`zē, –sē), Welsh Abertawe, city (1981 pop. 172,433) and county, 146 sq mi (378 sq km), S Wales. Located on Swansea Bay at the mouth of the Tawe River, the city of Swansea is a metallurgical center with sheet-metal mills, foundries, and smelting works. Other industries are engineering, shipbuilding, and oil refining (at the suburb Llandarcy). Crude oil, metals, timber, grain, and rubber are imported. Swansea ware, of rich blue coloring with decorative painting, was made at the Swansea potteries in the first half of the 19th cent. Swansea Museum and a medieval castle on the site of an old ruined Norman castle are points of special interest. Swansea Univ. and Swansea Metropolitan Univ. are there. The poet Dylan ThomasThomas, Dylan
, 1914–53, Welsh poet, b. Swansea. An extraordinarily individualistic writer, Thomas is ranked among the great 20th-century poets. He grew up in Swansea, the son of a teacher, but left school at 17 to become a journalist and moved to London two years later.
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 was born in Swansea.

Swansea

(swŏn`zē), town (1990 est. pop. 15,500), Bristol co., SE Mass., a suburb of Fall RiverFall River,
industrial city (1990 pop. 92,703), Bristol co., SE Mass., a port of entry on Mt. Hope Bay, at the mouth of the Taunton River; settled 1656, set off from Freetown 1803, inc. as a city 1854.
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, on an inlet of Mount Hope Bay; founded 1667, inc. 1785. Once a vast farmland, it has become chiefly residential. Many of its inhabitants were massacred in King Philip's WarKing Philip's War,
1675–76, the most devastating war between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England. The war is named for King Philip, the son of Massasoit and chief of the Wampanoag. His Wampanoag name was Metacom, Metacomet, or Pometacom.
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 (1675), but the town was later rebuilt and prospered.

Swansea

 

a city in Great Britain, in southern Wales, in West Glamorgan County. Situated on the Bristol Channel, at the mouth of the Tawe River. Population, 189,800(1974). Swansea is a port near the South Wales coalfield. It is a major industrial center for nonferrous metallurgy, mainly the production of zinc and zinc alloys; there is a nickel refinery in the nearby city of Clydach. Swansea also has ferrous metallurgy and the chemical, machine-building, and electrical-engineering industries.

Swansea

1. a port in S Wales, in Swansea county on an inlet of the Bristol Channel (Swansea Bay); a metallurgical and oil-refining centre; university (1920). Pop.: 169 880 (2001)
2. a county of S Wales on the Bristol Channel, created in 1996 from part of West Glamorgan: includes the Swansea conurbation and the Gower peninsula. Administrative centre: Swansea. Pop.: 224 600 (2003 est.). Area: 378 sq. km (146 sq. miles)
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Greg Jones, head of human resources for South Wales Police, was arrested by officers from his own force in September after a woman in his home city of Swansea claimed she had been raped.
SIR - What a wonderful fillip for the city of Swansea and the area as a whole the promotion of its football team to the Premier League has been.
They want a stand at Leeds' Elland Road ground named after him and an 'appropriate memorial' in his home city of Swansea.
He said: "Growing up in South Wales, I know how much of a major coup this new multi-million-pound leisure development was for the city of Swansea when it opened and I hope I can play an important role in maintaining its already strong customer base; as well as developing ways of taking the venue to even greater heights.
Fendrod Lake in the city's Enterprise Park is the setting for Sunday's City of Swansea Angling Festival, which has pounds 250 in cash prizes as well as tackle vouchers and pools.
A report to Swansea council's cabinet, which meets tomorrow, recommends the City of Swansea Show should cease immediately.
SIR - I would like to appeal to your readers, especially those who are entitled to vote in the city of Swansea, to contact their local councillors and request that they oppose the rape of Mynydd Y Gwair by the construction there of wind turbines.
Although the city of Swansea itself does not have a huge proportion of Welsh-speakers, there are tens of thousands in the general area, particularly in the Swansea Valley and surrounding towns, many of whom I am sure work in the various departments of Swansea Council.
Duncan Jones added, 'Being appointed captain of Wales earlier this year was the biggest honour of my playing career and being a part of such a big day for Liberty Stadium and the city of Swansea will also be an occasion to remember.
He was not only a fantastic footballer, but was also a gentleman and a huge credit to his home city of Swansea.
An Ofcom spokesman said, 'The licence is for a service to cover the city of Swansea and the surrounding area, which has a population of around 300,000.