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Pontypridd market

 
Pontypridd is both a community and a town in Glamorgan, Wales, in Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough and is situated 12 miles/19 km (13 miles/21 km for the town centre) north of the Welsh capital city of Cardiff, and comprises the electoral wards of – Cilfynydd, Glyncoch, Graig, Hawthorn, Pontypridd Town, Rhondda , Rhydfelen Central/Lower Ilan, Trallwng (Trallwn) and Treforest.

It sits at the junction of the Rhondda and Taff (upper/lower) valleys, where the River Rhondda Fawr flows into the Taff immediately south of the town at its war memorial park, Ynysangharad Park. The community of Pontypridd is the second largest in Wales, just behind Barry.

Pontypridd is made up of the town of Pontypridd and its immediate suburbs/settlements, each with their own individual identities. These are – Cilfynydd, Coedpenmaen, Glyntaff, Glyncoch, Graig, Graigwen, Gyfeillion, Hawthorn, Hopkinstown, Maesycoed, Pantygraigwen, Pentrebach, Penygraigwen, Pontsionnorton, Pontypridd Common, Pwllgwaun, Rhydyfelin, Trallwn, Treforest, Trehafod , Troedrhiw-Trwyn and Upper Boat. Pontypridd had a population of 29,781 according to census figures gathered in 2001. Pontypridd town is recorded as having a population of 2,919 as of 2001

The “ridd” in Pontypridd is pronounced “reath” (as in the word “breathe”).Pontypridd is often abbreviated “Ponty” by local residents.

 

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