About Bridgend County Borough
With its Bristol Channel coastline and mix of urban and rural communities, the county borough lies at the geographical heart of south Wales. Its land area of 28,500 hectares stretches 20km from east to west and occupies the Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore valleys.
According to the 2001 Census, Bridgend County Borough has a population of just over 128,000. The largest town is Bridgend (pop: 39,773), followed by Maesteg (pop: 20,700) and the seaside resort of Porthcawl (pop: 19,238).