Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales, ENGLAND.
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Anglesey (/ˈæŋɡəlsiː/; Welsh: Ynys Môn [ˈənɨs ˈmoːn]) is an island off the north-west coast of Wales. It forms the principal area (as Isle of Anglesey)and historic county of that name, which includes Holy Island to the west and some islets and skerries. Anglesey island, at 260 square miles (673 km2), is by far the largest island in Wales, seventh largest in the British Isles, largest in the Irish Sea and second most populous after the Isle of Man. The local-government area of Isle of Anglesey County Council measures 276 square miles (715 km2), with a 2011 census population of 69,751, of whom 13,659 live on Holy Island. The Menai Strait between Anglesey and mainland Wales is spanned by the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and the Britannia Bridge, built in 1850 and replaced in 1980. The largest town is Holyhead, where the port handles over 2 million passengers a year with Ireland.The next largest is Llangefni, seat of the county council. From 1974 to 1996 Anglesey was run as part of Gwynedd.Most Anglesey inhabitants are Welsh speakers. The name Ynys Môn is used for the UK Parliament and National Assembly constituencies. The island forms the LL postcode area (LL58–LL78).
Ordnance Survey map of Anglesey
The name of the island may be derived from the Old Norse; either Ǫngullsey "Hook Island"or Ǫnglisey "Ǫngli's Island" No record of such an Ǫngli survives, but the place name was used by Viking raiders as early as the 10th century and was later adopted by the Normans during their invasions of Gwynedd. The traditional folk etymology reading the name as the "Island of the Angles (English)"may account for its Norman use but has no merit, although the Angles' name itself is probably a cognate reference to the shape of the Angeln peninsula. All of these ultimately derive from the proposed Proto-Indo-European root *ank- ("to flex, bend, angle"). Through the 18th and 19th centuries and into the 20th, it was usually spelt Anglesea in documen
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Keywords: Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales, ENGLAND.
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