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Llanelli

(hlänĕhl`ē, lănĕth`lē), town (1981 pop. 45,336), Carmarthenshire, S Wales, on the estuary of the Loughor (Burry) River. The town's industries include tin-plate works and steelworks. Pottery, glass, and chemicals are also made. Coal was formerly mined and exported from Llanelli; the docks closed in 1951. Nearby is the coastal town of Burry Port, where Amelia EarhartEarhart, Amelia
, 1897–1937, American aviator, b. Atchison, Kans. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane (1928) and the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic (1932).
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 landed after her Atlantic crossing.
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Llanelli

, Llanelly
an industrial town in S Wales, in SE Carmarthenshire on an inlet of Carmarthen Bay. Pop.: 46 357 (2001)
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