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Swansea (/ˈswɒnzi/ SWON-zee; Welsh: Abertawe [abɛrˈtauɛ]), officially known as the City and County of Swansea (Dinas a Sir Abertawe), is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales' second largest city after Cardiff and the twenty-fifth largest city in the UK. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. Situated on the sandy South West Wales coast, the county area includes the Gower Peninsula and the Lliw uplands. According to its local council, the City and County of Swansea had a population of 241,300 in 2014. The last official census stated that the city, metropolitan and urban areas combined concluded to be a total of 462,000 in 2011, making it the second most populous local authority area in Wales after Cardiff. During its 19th-century industrial heyday, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry, earning the nickname 'Copperopolis'. Since 2011, Swansea has started to expand into a larger region known as the Swansea Bay City Region. After combining with other councils, it now includes Tenby and other parts of West Wales, its population including these areas an estimated 685,051. The chairman of the new region is Sir Terry Matthews.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Swansea in United Kingdom. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Swansea like a local. After your splendid visit to Swansea, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Bath. Bath is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Swansea*

  • Pollution Statistics in Swansea

    Know the pollution level of Swansea before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Swansea: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Swansea for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Swansea.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.09 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.68 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.86 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 14.77 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.68 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.55 (Low)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.52 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.95 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.48 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.32 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.16 (Low)
  • Living in Swansea - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Swansea is 191.87 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.83 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.59 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.1 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.49 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.88 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.37 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.82 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Swansea

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Swansea

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.18 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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