Barry, The Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Barry is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north coast of the Bristol Channel approximately 9 miles south-south-west of Cardiff. Barry is a seaside resort, with attractions including several beaches and the resurrected Barry Island Pleasure Park. Districts include: • Barry Island • Barry Waterfront • Buttrills • Cadoxton • Colcot • Coldbrook • Cwm Talwg • Gibbonsdown • Gladstone • Highlight Park • Holton • Jenner Park • Merthyr Dyfan • Palmerstown • Pencoedtre • Romilly.

Following the rise of diesel and electric power on the UK railways, the marshalling yards at Barry Docks became the largest repository of steam engines awaiting scrapping in the UK. The majority of industrial firms are located in the dock area. The largest are the chemical producing concerns such as Cabot Carbon and Dow Corning who not long ago completed the development of the largest silicones plant in Europe. Other main employers in Barry Docks are Jewson Builders' Merchants, Western Welding and Engineering, Bumnelly, and Associated British Ports Holdings who, since 1982 have run the docks as successors to the British Transport Docks Board.

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Barry has a population of over 54,673 people. Barry also forms one of the centres of the wider Cardiff metropolitan area which has a population of over 478,000 people.

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