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Weather

Wed

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature: 7°C (45°F)
Wind Direction: West South Westerly

Thu

Sunny Intervals

10°C (50°F)
5°C (41°F)

Fri

Light Cloud

8°C (46°F)
4°C (39°F)

History of Swansea

  • council: Swansea
  • population: 228,100
  • phone code: 01792
  • postcode area: SA1-SA7
  • county: Swansea
  • twin Towns: Mannheim, Germany - Cork, Ireland

Swansea city centre, with its unique position on the edge of a 5 mile sandy beach, its award winning Marina and attractive maritime quarter justly deserves its 'Wales City by the Sea' title.

Swansea is a great place to shop. It is the regional shopping centre for South West Wales where you will find many of the big High Street names as well as independent boutiques, specialist shops and arcades. The Quadrant Shopping Centre is a spacious mall under a glass roof, where you can shop to your hearts content whatever the weather and Swansea Market can boast to be the largest indoor market in Wales.

From café bars to restaurants and bistros, Swansea offers a fantastic choice of eating out establishments to suit all tastes and pockets. There are over almost 100 cafes and restaurants in the city centre. Wind Street, the city's café quarter, in one of the oldest parts of the city centre, is a great place to stop and relax and enjoy a variety of cuisine including Italian bistros, Spanish Bodegas and traditional 'pub grub'.

After sunset, the city transforms into one of the top nightlife scenes in Wales. The city buzzes as clubbers pack the many bars and nightclubs to dance the night away.

Swansea offers a wide choice of investment opportunities. During the last 20 years, the area has experienced dramatic economic growth, generated by a structured investment programme, thus enhancing the City and its surrounds.

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