Caerphilly (County Borough)

Caerphilly ( Welsh: Caerffili ) is a principal area with the status of a county borough in South Wales. The name derives from the town of Caerphilly.


Caerphilly is bordered to the south by the Welsh capital, Cardiff, Newport in the southeast on the east by Torfaen, in the northeast of Blaenau Gwent, in the north of Powys, in the northwest of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf to the west by

The area of the administrative district consists of parts of the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. It roughly corresponds to the valley of the Rhymney River ( the historic border between Glamorgan and Monmouthshire ), and the central valleys of Sirhowy River and the Ebbw River in the South Wales valleys landscape.


Caerphilly County Borough than 172,700 inhabitants ( 2009). The largest towns are the town of Caerphilly with 31,300 inhabitants, Risca, Blackwood, Bargoed, Newbridge and Rhymney.


Caerphilly County Borough was formed in 1996 from the Rhymney Valley District of the county of Mid Glamorgan and Gwent Islwyn County.


Caerphilly is considered a stronghold of the Labour Party ( Labour Party, Welsh Y Blaid Lafur ) which could both win in the general election than in 2007 in elections to the National Assembly for Wales, 2005, the constituencies Caerphilly, Islwyn and Rhymney and Merthyr Tydfil.

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