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Place Name Cross-check: Cymru / Wales

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Places in Wales can have names in both Welsh and English. The counties, shires, or other subdivisions in which the place is found often change over time.

We are developing the list of places below to provide a clearer picture of these relationships.

See Wikipedia: List_of_towns_in_Wales

Sample Listings

Order for each entry: (1) English name (2) Welsh name (3) Current (2019) Jurisdiction (4) Previous Jurisdictions in reverse chronological order -- oldest last.

  • Aberystwth (Welsh Aberystwth). Current County, Ceredigion. Ceremonial County: Dyfedd. Historically in Cardiganshire.
  • Bangor (Welsh Bangor). Current County, Gwynedd. Historically in Caernarfonshire.
  • Caernarfon (Welsh Caernarfon) Current County, Gwynedd. Historically in Caernarfonshire.
  • Cardiff (Welsh Caerdydd). Current City/County, Cardiff. Ceremonial County, South Glamorgan. Historic County, Glamorgan.
  • Cardigan (Welsh Aberteifi) Ceredigion, formerly Cardiganshire. Ceremonial County, Dyfedd
  • Carmarthen
  • Chirk (Welsh: Y Waun) Principal area, Wrexham. Ceremonial County Clwydd.
  • Denbigh
  • Llandeilo
  • Llangollen (Welsh Llangollen), Current County Denbighshire. Ceremonial County, Clwydd
  • Newport
  • Newport (Pembrokeshire)
  • Queensferry
  • St. Asaph
  • Welshpool (Welsh Y Trallwng). Currently in unitary authority and ceremonial county of Powys. Historically in Montgomeryshire.

Research Notes

Towns and Cities listed by Wikipedia

A Aberaeron, Aberavon, Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Aberdare, Abergavenny, Abergele, Abertillery, Aberystwyth, Afonwen, Amlwch, Ammanford

B Bagillt, Bala, Bangor, Bargoed, Barmouth, Barry, Beaumaris, Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Blaenavon, Blackwood, Blaina, Brecon, Bridgend, Briton Ferry, Brynmawr, Buckley, Builth Wells, Burry Port

C Caerleon, Caernarfon, Caerphilly, Caerwys, Caldicot, Cardiff, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Chepstow, Chirk, Colwyn Bay, Connah's Quay, Conwy, Corwen, Cowbridge, Criccieth, Crickhowell, Crumlin, Cwmamman, Cwmbran Crymych

D Denbigh, Dolgellau

E Ebbw Vale, Ewloe

F Ferndale, Fishguard, Flint

G Gelligaer, Glynneath, Goodwick, Gorseinon, Gresford, Gowerton

H Harlech, Haverfordwest, Hay-on-Wye, Holt, Holyhead, Holywell

K Kidwelly, Knighton

L Lampeter, Laugharne, Llanberis, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfairfechan, Llanfyllin, Llangefni, Llangollen, Llanidloes, Llanrwst, Llantrisant, Llantwit Major, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llanybydder, Loughor

M Machynlleth, Maesteg, Menai Bridge, Merthyr Tydfil, Milford Haven, Mold, Monmouth, Montgomery, Mountain Ash

N Narberth, Neath, Nefyn, Newbridge, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport, Newport (Pembrokeshire), New Quay, Newtown, Neyland

O Old Colwyn, Overton-on-Dee

P Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Penarth, Pencoed, Penmaenmawr, Penrhyn Bay, Pontardawe, Pontarddulais, Pontyclun, Pontypool, Pontypridd, Port Talbot, Porth, Porthcawl, Porthmadog, Prestatyn, Presteigne, Pwllheli

Q Queensferry

R Rhayader, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Rhymney, Risca, Ruthin

S St Asaph, St Clears, St David's, Senghenydd, Saltney, Shotton, Swansea

T Talgarth, Tenby, Tonypandy, Tredegar, Tregaron, Treharris, Tywyn

U Usk

W Welshpool, Whitland, Wrexham

Y Ystradgynlais, Ystrad Mynach

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