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The Borough of Colwyn was one of six districts of the county of Clwyd, north-east Wales, from 1974 to 1996. It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 from the following parts of the administrative county of Denbighshire:

The municipal borough of Colwyn Bay The urban district of Abergele Parts of the rural districts of Aled and Hiraethog.[1]

The borough was abolished in 1996, when wales was divided into unitary authorities created by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. The area of Colwyn was split: a large part going to Aberconwy and Colwyn county borough, (soon renamed as Conwy), and the remainder going to Denbighshire unitary authority. Colwyn is currently an electoral ward. It consists in part the Community of Old Colwyn with a total population of 4,566[2] Colwyn is twinned with Konstanz, Germany and Roissy-en-Brie, France. References[edit]

^ *Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.  ^ "Ward of Colwyn 2011". Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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Local government districts of Wales 1974–1996

Clwyd

Alyn and Deeside Colwyn Delyn Glyndŵr Rhuddlan Wrexham Maelor

Dyfed

Carmarthen Ceredigion Dinefwr Llanelli Preseli Pembrokeshire South Pembrokeshire

Gwent

Blaenau Gwent Islwyn Monmouth Newport Torfaen

Gwynedd

Aberconwy Arfon Dwyfor Meirionnydd Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey

Mid Glamorgan

Cynon Valley Merthyr Tydfil Ogwr Rhondda Rhymney Valley Taff-Ely

Powys

Brecknock Montgomeryshire Radnorshire

South Glamorgan

Cardiff Vale of Glamorgan

West Glamorgan

Lliw Valley Neath Port Talbot Swansea

Coordinates: 53°10′N 3°35′W / 53.17°N 3.58°W / 53.17; -3.58

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