Swansea

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Swansea
Dinas a Sir Abertawe
Principal area & City
A view of the Swansea coastline, near the city centre.

Coat of arms
Motto: Floreat Swansea
City and County of Swansea
and (inset) within Wales
Coordinates: 51°37′N 3°57′W / 51.617°N 3.95°W / 51.617; -3.95Coordinates: 51°37′N 3°57′W / 51.617°N 3.95°W / 51.617; -3.95
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Wales
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Historic county Glamorganshire
Admin HQ Swansea Guildhall
Town charter 1158–1184
City status 1969
Government
 • Type Principal area, City
 • Leader of
Swansea Council
David Phillips
 • Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament Constituencies Swansea East,
Swansea West,
Gower
 • European Parliament Wales
 • MPs Martin Caton (Lab),
Sian James (Lab),
Geraint Davies (Lab)
 • AMs Edwina Hart (Lab),
Mike Hedges (Lab),
Julie James (Lab)
Area
 • Principal area & City 146 sq mi (378 km2)
Population (2011, urban area figures from 2001)
 • Principal area & City 270,506
 • Density 1,560/sq mi (601/km2)
 • Urban 169,880
 • Ethnicity 97.8% White
1.2% S. Asian
0.3% Afro-Caribbean
0.3% Chinese
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Post codes SA1-SA7
Area code(s) 01792
ISO 3166-2 GB-SWA
ONS code 00NX (ONS)
W06000011 (GSS)
OS grid reference SS6593
NUTS 3 UKL18
Police Force South Wales Police
Fire Service Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ambulance Service Welsh Ambulance Service
Wind Street, Swansea

Swansea is a city and county in Wales, UK. It is the second largest city in Wales. It is in the West of Wales, on the coast. It has a temperate oceanic climate, with the most rain of all British cities. About 240,000 people live in Swansea.