The population of Swansea is 223,301 making
it Wales's second largest city.
The Vikings named the area Sveins Ey (Swein's Island), probably
referring to the sandbank in the mouth of the river. Over the years
this became Swansea. It's Welsh name is Abertawe which means 'mouth
of the river Tawe'.
In June 1910, Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail from Cardiff
on his tragic expedition to the Antarctic, berthing in the docks
for six days as an acknowledgement of the considerable financial
support raised locally. Welshman Petty Officer Edgar Evans, born
in Gower and brought up in Swansea was an integral part of the expedition.
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