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Wrexham

(rĕk`səm), Welsh Wrescam, town (1981 pop. 39,929) and county borough, 193 sq mi (499 sq km), NE Wales. It lies in the coal field of N Wales. Wrexham's industries include the manufacture of tires, plastics, bricks, pharmaceuticals, metal and paper products, machinery, and chemicals. There are also livestock markets. Since 1946, Wrexham has been a "development area," in which the government has attempted to stimulate industry. The town is the seat of the Roman Catholic bishop of Menevia. St. Giles's Church was rebuilt in 1472 after a fire; most of the present structure dates from the 16th cent. Elihu YaleYale, Elihu,
1649–1721, English merchant, an early benefactor of Yale Univ., b. Boston. The family moved to England c.1652, and Yale was educated in London. He went to Madras (now Chennai) in the service of the British East India Company c.
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 is buried in the churchyard. Glyndwr Univ. is there.
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Wrexham

1. a town in N Wales, in Wrexham county borough: seat of the Roman Catholic bishopric of Wales (except the former Glamorganshire); formerly noted for coal-mining. Pop.: 42 576 (2001)
2. a county borough in NE Wales, created in 1996 from part of Clwyd. Pop.: 129 700 (2003 est.). Area: 500 sq. km (193 sq. miles)
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