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Amlwch
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Amlwch Port
Area 18.19 km2 (7.02 sq mi)
Population 3,789 (2011)
• Density 208/km2 (540/sq mi)
OS grid reference SH4492
Community
  • Amlwch
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AMLWCH
Postcode district LL68
Dialling code 01407
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Ynys Môn
Welsh Assembly
  • Ynys Môn
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UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°24′22″N 4°20′28″W / 53.406°N 4.341°W / 53.406; -4.341Coordinates: 53°24′22″N 4°20′28″W / 53.406°N 4.341°W / 53.406; -4.341

Amlwch is the most northerly town in Wales and is a community. It is situated on the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey, on the A5025 which connects it to Holyhead and to Menai Bridge. As well as Amlwch town and Amlwch Port, other settlements within the community include Burwen, Porthllethog/Bull Bay and Pentrefelin. The town has a beach in Llaneilian, and it has significant coastal cliffs. Tourism is an important element of the local economy. At one time it was a booming mining town that became the centre of a vast global trade in copper ore. The harbour inlet became a busy port and significant shipbuilding and ship repair centre, as well as an embarkation point with boats sailing to the Isle of Man and to Liverpool. The community covers an area of about 18 square kilometres.

Sport and Leisure

The town's leisure centre is one of the few on Anglesey and has a swimming pool, sports centre. It is situated on Anglesey's 125-mile stretch of coast that is designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The town also has two football clubs, Amlwch Town F.C., who play in the Welsh Alliance League, and Amlwch Port F.C., a Sunday League pub team that plays in the North Wales Sunday League.

Amlwch has a sea rowing club based in Bull Bay, Trireme Ynys Mon Rowing Club.

Notable people

  • Billy Butler (born 1942), radio and television presenter
  • William Edwards, Labour politician, born in Amlwch (1938–2007)
  • Lemmy attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones
  • William Roos (1808–1878), artist and engraver
  • Andy Whitfield (1971–2011), actor
  • Keith Paul Mills (born 1959), Captain Keith Paul Mills, DSC, British Royal Marines officer who commanded the defence of South Georgia against the 1982 Argentine

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