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 (swän′zē, -sē)
A city of southern Wales west-northwest of Cardiff on Swansea Bay, an inlet of the Bristol Channel.


1. (Placename) a port in S Wales, in Swansea county on an inlet of the Bristol Channel (Swansea Bay); a metallurgical and oil-refining centre; university (1920). Pop: 169 880 (2001)
2. (Placename) a county of S Wales on the Bristol Channel, created in 1996 from part of West Glamorgan: includes the Swansea conurbation and the Gower peninsula. Administrative centre: Swansea. Pop: 224 600 (2003 est). Area: 378 sq km (146 sq miles)


(ˈswɒn si, -zi)

a seaport in West Glamorgan, in S Wales. 190,500.
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Noun1.Swansea - a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol ChannelSwansea - a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
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It appeared he had "served his time" in the copper-ore trade, the famous copper-ore trade of old days between Swansea and the Chilian coast, coal out and ore in, deep-loaded both ways, as if in wanton defiance of the great Cape Horn seas - a work, this, for staunch ships, and a great school of staunchness for West- Country seamen.
These mines are of copper, and the ore is all shipped to Swansea, to be smelted.
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The 24,000-square-foot store is located in the Parc Fforestfach shopping center and serves the local urban population, the University of Wales Swansea campus and shoppers from the nearby towns of Carmarthen, Port Talbot and Bridgend.
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