Port Talbot

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Port Talbot
High Street, Port Talbot - geograph.org.uk - 1041928.jpg
Port Talbot High Street
Population37,276 (2011 census)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORT TALBOT
Postcode districtSA12, SA13
Dialling code01639
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Neath Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town and community in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. It is located 7 miles (11 km) to the east of Swansea across the Swansea Bay.

In 2011, the town had a population of 37,276.

The town is best known for Port Talbot Steelworks, one of the biggest steelworks in the world. However, for many years, the steelworks has been under threat of closure.

Arguably Port Talbot's most famous son is actor, director and film producer Sir Anthony Hopkins, who was born in the Margam suburb of the town.

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