Definitions for "swansea"
Keywords:  gower, wales, glamorgan, tawe, borough
a port city in southern Wales on an inlet of the Bristol Channel
Swansea (, "mouth of the Tawe") is a city in Wales and a Welsh County. The city of Swansea is situated on the South Wales coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula and is the second largest city in Wales. It grew to its present importance during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, becoming a centre of heavy industry.
The Swansea district was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. It was formed from the areas of the county borough of Swansea and the Gower Rural District, from the administrative county of Glamorgan.
The Swansea Metrolink stations lies in between two major Illinois Highways, IL 159 and IL 161. Amenities near by include a Schnucks supermarket (the main anchor of Swansea Plaza), a Phillips 66, Mc Donald's, Walgreens, Wendy's, Applebee's, FCB Bank, UMB Bank, and a US Bank soon to open inside of Schnucks.
HM Prison Swansea is a victorian prison built in 1861 to replace former prison accommodation at Swansea Castle. It is classed as a category B prison and holds adult males, remanded into custody from the courts, convicted and sentenced prisoners. It is colloquially known as 'Cox's farm' after a former governor.
Swansea was a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election.