Porthmadog

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Porthmadog
Porthmadoc Harbour and FFestiniog.jpg
Porthmadog Harbour
Population4,185 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSH565385
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORTHMADOG
Postcode districtLL49
Dialling code01766
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd

Porthmadog (/pɔːrθˈmædɒɡ/; Welsh pronunciation: [pɔrθˈmadoɡ]) is a coastal town and community in Gwynedd, Wales.

The 2011 census revealed that the town has a population of 4,185.

Until 1974, it was also known by its anglicised name of Portmadoc and was known locally as Port. The town came into existence after William Madocks built a sea wall, the Cob, between 1808 and 1811.