Carmarthen

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Carmarthen
Tref Caerfyrddin Carmarthen Town 07.JPG
Carmarthen town centre
Map of Carmarthenshire, with a red dot showing the position of Carmarthen
Map of Carmarthenshire, with a red dot showing the position of Carmarthen
Carmarthen
Location within Carmarthenshire
Population16,285 (2019)
OS grid referenceSN415205
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARMARTHEN
Postcode districtSA31, SA32, SA33
Dialling code01267
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°51′22″N 4°18′58″W / 51.856°N 4.316°W / 51.856; -4.316Coordinates: 51°51′22″N 4°18′58″W / 51.856°N 4.316°W / 51.856; -4.316

Carmarthen (Welsh: Caerfyrddin) is a community and town in Carmarthenshire in South West Wales. In 2019, it was found that 16,285 people live there.

It is Carmarthenshire's county town, but the largest town in Llanelli.

The town's name in Welsh means Merlin's fort or Sea-town fort.

It is said to be Wales' oldest town after Old Carmarthen and New Carmarthen became one borough in 1546.

It has a castle, Carmarthen Castle.

Transport[change | change source]

Carmarthen railway station is an important junction train station on the West Wales line.

Twinning[change | change source]

Carmarthen is twinned with:

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