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Conwy
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A view of the original walled town, viewed from one of the towers of Conwy town walls.
Population 14,723 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SH775775
Principal area
  • Conwy
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CONWY
Postcode district LL31, LL32
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Aberconwy
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UK
Wales
Conwy

Conwy, traditionally known in English as Conway, is a walled coastal market town in Conwy County Borough, North Wales. It faces the smaller town of Deganwy across the River Conwy. Historically, it was located in Gwynedd and before that, Caernarfonshire.

The town's name originates from the old Welsh words "cyn" (chief) and "gwy" (water). The river of the same name was also originally called the Cynwy.

The community, which also includes the smaller towns of Llandudno Junction and Deganwy, has a population of 14,723. The town itself has a population of 4,065.

The town is a popular tourist destination and is famous for its castle, built between 1283 and 1289, beach and town walls.

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