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Gorseinon is a town in the South West of Wales, near the Loughor estuary. It was a small village until the late 19th century when it grew around the coal mining and tinplate industries. It is situated in the north west of Swansea, around 9.7 km north west of the city centre. Gorseinon is also a local Government community with its own elected town council.
The population of the Gorseinon town council area in the 2001 Census is 7,874.
Popular places to eat when visiting Gorseinon are The Cockle Shell, Roma Fish Bar, Roma 2000, Albert's Cafe and Poppy's cafe among others.
The primary route through Gorseinon is the A4240 road which crosses the town centre as High Street and Alexandra Road. The A4240 connects Gorseinon with Llanelli to the west; and Penllergaer and the M4 Motorway (Junction 47) to the east.
Gorseinon has a busy high street area in the centre of the town. The other major areas of employment are the nearby Garngoch Industrial estate, in Penllergaer, Gorseinon Business Park and Kingsbridge Business Park. Previously, the nearby Bryngwyn steel works and Valeo plant were major employers in the town, however they closed in the 1990s. In response to the closures, the National Assembly for Wales set up the Gorseinon Regeneration Strategy to invest in a number of regeneration schemes in the town.
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The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorseinon
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