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Borough and Town of Bridgend
The town of Bridgend (in Welsh: Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) in South Wales, with a population of about 40,000, lies on both banks of the river Ogmore and is about half way between Cardiff (20 miles to the east) and Swansea (24 miles to the west).
Until 1974, Bridgend formed the urban district of Bridgend in the then county of Glamorganshire. In 1974, it merged with a number of other local authorities (including Porthcawl) to form the district of Ogwr in the county of Mid Glamorgan. In 1996, most of the former district of Ogwr (including Bridgend and Porthcawl) was formed into the county borough of Bridgend, a unitary authority (in the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Mid Glamorgan). The county borough had a population of about 135,000.
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 Bridgend) also had a Jewish congregation, the Porthcawl Hebrew Congregation.
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