Wrexham


L_wrexham-cbc
Area
498 km2
Administrative HQ Wrexham
ISO 3166-2 GB-WRX
ONS Code 00NL
Population (Est. 2004) 130,200
Website www.wrexham.gov.uk

Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. It covers parts of the traditional county of Denbighshire around Wrexham itself, and the detached parts of Flintshire – English Maelor and Marford.

It is named after Wrexham, its main town, has a population of 130,000 inhabitants. Other places in the borough include Gwersyllt, Ruabon, and Chirk.

The county borough was formed on April 1, 1996. Most of the area was previously part of the Welsh district of Wrexham Maelor – with a few areas coming from Glyndwr.

The father of Eliuhu Yale ((the fonder of Yale University in the USA)) the tower of Yale University is based on the spire of the Wrexham Parish church.