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Graig is a historic district of the town of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. It is also the name of an electoral ward for the town and county councils.
Graig was historically referred to as 'Rhiw' (hill). The area is closely associated with coal mining and consists largely of terraced housing. Notable collieries within the area include - Gelli-whion (Gelliwion) Colliery, Newbridge Colliery (1844), Pen-y-rhiw (Penrhiw) Colliery (c1870) and Pontypridd Maritime Collieries (1841). Graig today is also home to the Dewi Sant Hospital.
Graig is a ward for Pontypridd Town Council, electing two town councillors.
Between 1976 and 1996 Graig was an electoral ward to Taff-Ely Borough Council, electing two district councillors.
Graig subsequently became a ward to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, electing one county councillor.Following a ward boundary review, it was merged with neighbouring Rhondda to form a new larger ward of 'Graig and Pontypridd West', electing two county borough councillors. The change was effective from the 2022 Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council election.
Pontypridd is a town and a community in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. Colloquially known as "Ponty", it is 12 miles (19 km) north of Cardiff.
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Ynyshir is a village and community located in the Rhondda Valley, within Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. Ynyshir is pronounced (ənɪs-hiːr) according to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and means "long island" in Welsh. The village takes its name from a farm in the area, falling within the historic parishes of Ystradyfodwg and Llanwynno (Llanwonno). The community of Ynyshir lies between the small adjoining village of Wattstown and the larger town of neighbouring Porth.
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