The Welsh town of Pontypool is located within the county of Torfaen. The town of Pontypool has a population of about thirty six thousand. The town is located within the South Wales historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. The town of Pontypool is regenerating itself nowadays and it appears as a dormitory town. The town of Pontypool is neighboured on the south end by Newport and Cwmbran. The town of Pontypool is located on the banks of the River Afon Llwyd and also on the edge of the coalfields within South Wales. The town of Pontypool is thought of as an industrial town and the former industries included steel production, iron production and also coal mining.
The town of Pontypool has a strong educational network and it consists of two comprehensive schools and a number of primary schools. The two comprehensive schools are known as West Monmouth, which was once a boys school and also Abersychan. There was once a third school known as Trevethin Community and this was a girl's school but it has now been closed. The town is also home to a campus that forms part of the Pontypool College.
The town of Pontypool has a strong sporting history. The rugby club was formed during the 1870's and in 1881 it became a member of the rugby union in Wales.
Over the years the town of Pontypool has seen its fair share of famous visitors, which includes Jane Arden who is famous as a writer and poet. Jane Arden was actually born in the town in 1927.