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Llangefni

Llangefni

Llangefni clock tower
Llangefni is located in Anglesey
Llangefni
 Llangefni shown within Anglesey
Population 5,116 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference
Principal area Anglesey
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Llangefni
Postcode district LL77
Dialling code 01248
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly Ynys Môn
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey

Llangefni (Welsh pronunciation: ) is the county town[2] of Anglesey in Wales and contains the principal offices of the Isle of Anglesey County Council. The United Kingdom Census 2011 recorded Llangefni's population as 5,116 people, making it the second largest settlement on the island.[1] The Census also recorded that 83.8% of the population state that they can speak Welsh, with the highest percentage of speakers being in the 10-14 age group where 95.2% are able to speak Welsh.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Commerce 2
  • Sport 3
  • Notable people 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Location

Much of the town is in an island formed by the River Cefni, after which it is named. Its attractions include the Oriel Ynys Môn museum, which details the history of Anglesey and houses the legacy collection of Charles Tunnicliffe. In the west of the town is a large secondary school, Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni (Llangefni Comprehensive School), and in the north a Victorian parish church, St Cyngar's, set in a wooded riverside location called the Dingle. The town was formerly named Llangyngar, Welsh for "St Cyngar's church".

Commerce

Bridge street, Llangefni circa 1875
Town centre

Llangefni is a commercial and farming town in Anglesey and in the past Llangefni hosted the largest cattle market on the island.

There is a relatively large industrial estate housing a slaughterhouse and several other small businesses.

The town had a station on the Anglesey Central Railway line which opened in 1864. It closed in 1964 although goods trains continued to pass through the town until 1993. Although no longer used, the tracks have not been removed.

Llangefni hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1957 and 1983, and in 1999 gave its name to the Eisteddfod held at the nearby village of Llanbedrgoch. It also hosted the Urdd Eisteddfod (youth Eisteddfod) in 1994.

The town also has a college, Coleg Menai (Llangefni site).

Water for the town comes from Llyn Cefni, a reservoir a mile (about 2 km) to the north west.

Sport

The local association football club, Llangefni Town, was promoted to the Welsh Premier League at the end of the 2006–07 season, but relegated one season later. Llangefni has another football club, Wellmans FC, which plays on Sundays in the North Gwynedd and Anglesey League's I and H Griffiths Premier Division.

The local rugby club is Llangefni RFC, which plays in the WRU leagues. The club recently gained promotion to Division 2 West, but the WRU then decided to demote the club back to Division 4 North Wales league.[3]

Notable people

St Cyngar's Church, Llangefni

References

  1. ^ a b "Area: Llangefni (Parish) Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics.  
  2. ^  
  3. ^ "'"Llangefni fight WRU 'relegation.  

External links

  • photos of Llangefni and surrounding area on geograph
  • grid reference
  • http://www.llangefni.org
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