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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.

Colwyn 1974-1996
 • 1974136,566.2 acres (552.664 km2)
 • 197345,990
 • Created1974
 • Abolished1996
 • Succeeded byConwy county borough,
 • HQColwyn Bay
Arms of Colwyn Borough Council

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 from the following parts of the administrative county of Denbighshire:

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.


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

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