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Dinas a Sir Abertawe
Principal area & City
A view of the Swansea coastline, near the city centre.

Coat of arms
Motto: Floreat Swansea
City and County of Swansea
and (inset) within Wales
Coordinates: 51°37′N 3°57′W / 51.617°N 3.95°W / 51.617; -3.95Coordinates: 51°37′N 3°57′W / 51.617°N 3.95°W / 51.617; -3.95
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country Wales
Ceremonial county West Glamorgan
Historic county Glamorganshire
Admin HQ Swansea Guildhall
Town charter 1158–1184
City status 1969
 • Type Principal area, City
 • Leader of
Swansea Council
David Phillips
 • Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament Constituencies Swansea East,
Swansea West,
 • European Parliament Wales
 • MPs Martin Caton (Lab),
Sian James (Lab),
Geraint Davies (Lab)
 • AMs Edwina Hart (Lab),
Mike Hedges (Lab),
Julie James (Lab)
 • Principal area & City 146 sq mi (378 km2)
Population (2011, urban area figures from 2001)
 • Principal area & City 270,506
 • Density 1,560/sq mi (601/km2)
 • Urban 169,880
 • Ethnicity 97.8% White
1.2% S. Asian
0.3% Afro-Caribbean
0.3% Chinese
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Post codes SA1-SA7
Area code(s) 01792
ISO 3166-2 GB-SWA
ONS code 00NX (ONS)
W06000011 (GSS)
OS grid reference SS6593
Police Force South Wales Police
Fire Service Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ambulance Service Welsh Ambulance Service
Wind Street, Swansea

Swansea is a city and county in Wales, UK. It is the second largest city in Wales. It is in the West of Wales, on the coast. It has a temperate oceanic climate, with the most rain of all British cities. About 240,000 people live in Swansea.