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Borough and Town of Bridgend
The county borough of Bridgend (in Welsh - Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) in South Wales, with a population of about 135,000, was formed in 1996 from most of the former district of Ogwr, in the then county of Mid Glamorgan. The district of Ogwr had been formed in 1974 on the merger of a number of local authorities in Glamorganshire, including the urban districts of Bridgend and Porthcawl.
The town of Bridgend, with a population of about 40,000, lies on both banks of the river Ogmore and is about half way between Cardiff and Swansea.
Bridgend Jewish Community
The following are details of the only Jewish congregation known to have existed in the town of Bridgend, although Porthcawl (which is now part of the present county borough of of Brigend) also had a Jewish congregation, the Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation.
Articles on the Bridgend Jewish Community
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