Bridgend is located in the Borough of Bridgend in Wales. It is situated halfway between Swansea and Cardiff. Since the 1980s the town has experienced quite a bit of expansion and now features plenty to see and do, including the Rhiw shopping Centre as well as a variety of other high street stores. There are also plenty of restaurants and eateries in Bridgend as well as in the surrounding area. Visitors will also find there are ample accommodation options in the Bridgend area. The town serves as an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area.
Bridgend is a welsh town that is located within the county borough of Bridgend. The town is located about half way between Swansea and Cardiff. The original bridge that crossed the River Ogmore is where the town name originates. The River Ewenny flows through the southern part of the town.
Historically the town of Bridgend was part of Glamorgan. Since the early part of the 1980's the town of Bridgend has grown dramatically. When the census was carried out in 2001 it revealed that the town of Bridgend has a population of about thirty nine thousand four hundred and twenty nine.
Madeline Moon, a Labour party MP, represents the Bridgend in parliament. Carwyn Jones another member of the Labour party represents the town in the Welsh Assembly.
The travel to work area within the town of Bridgend has expanded dramatically since 1991. The census that was carried out in 2001 revealed that the travel to work base now includes the western part of the Vale of Glamorgan.
The town managed to recover very quickly from the decline of industries such as coal mining and the town managed to establish alternative styles of employment. The wages within this part of Wales are actually higher than anywhere else in South Wales.
There are a lot of large industrial trades within the town of Bridgend and also within the nearby area of Waterton. A lot of the companies within these areas are large multi national companies however there are also a vast number of small-scale companies.