Thomastown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Thomastown, Rhondda Cynon Taf
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Thomastown, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Location within Rhondda Cynon Taf
OS grid reference ST 0047 8723
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Postcode district CF39
Dialling code 01443
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Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°34′30″N3°26′15″W / 51.575090°N 3.43762°W / 51.575090; -3.43762 Coordinates: 51°34′30″N3°26′15″W / 51.575090°N 3.43762°W / 51.575090; -3.43762

Thomastown is a village and district of the large community of Tonyrefail, within Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. It is located to the south of Tonyrefail within the 'Tonyrefail West' electoral ward, and falls within the Ely Valley along the A4119.

Tonyrefail village in South Wales, United Kingdom

Tonyrefail is a village and community in the Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough, South Wales, at the head of the River Ely,. It is situated 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Llantrisant, around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Trebanog and around 2 miles (3.2 km) from Williamstown. Tonyrefail was a rural hamlet and evolved into an industrial village during the second half of the 19th century, when coal and steel became synonymous with the South Wales Valleys. It now has a population of 11,035.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County borough

Rhondda Cynon Taf, or informally RCT, is a county borough in the south of Wales. It consists of five valleys: the Rhonddas Fawr and Fach, Cynon, Taff and Ely valleys, plus a number of towns and villages away from the valleys. Results from the 2011 census showed 19.1% of its 234,410 residents self-identified themselves as having some ability in the use of the Welsh language.

South Wales Region of Wales

South Wales is a loosely defined region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south. It has a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in Cardiff, 250,000 in Swansea and 150,000 in Newport. Generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, South Wales extends westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. In the western extent, from Swansea westwards, local people would probably recognise that they lived in both south Wales and west Wales. The Brecon Beacons National Park covers about a third of South Wales, containing Pen y Fan, the highest British mountain south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia.


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