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Rhyl
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Rhyl seafront.
Rhyl shown within Denbighshire
Population 25,149 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ015815
Community
  • Rhyl
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RHYL
Postcode district LL18
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Vale of Clwyd
Welsh Assembly
  • Vale of Clwyd
List of places
UK
Wales
Denbighshire
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Rhyl is a long-popular Welsh seaside resort town and community in the county of Denbighshire. It lies within the historic boundaries of Flintshire, on the north-east coast of Wales at the mouth of the River Clwyd (Welsh: Afon Clwyd). To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay and the resort of Towyn beyond, to the east Prestatyn, and to the south Rhuddlan. At the 2011 Census, Rhyl had a population of 25,149. The conurbation of Abergele–Rhyl–Prestatyn has a population of over 60,000, with Rhyl-Kinmel Bay having 31,229.

Once an elegant Victorian resort, an influx from Liverpool and Manchester after the Second World War changed the face of the town. It had declined dramatically by 1990, but has since been improved by regeneration projects that bring in major investment. Several million pounds of European Union funding secured by the Welsh Government has been spent on developing the seafront.

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