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Bangor

Bangor (băngˈgôr) [key], town (1981 pop. 12,174), Gwynedd, NW Wales, at the northern end of Menai Strait. Slate is shipped from adjacent Port Penrhyn. The cathedral, on the site of a 6th-century church, dates from the 11th cent. and has been rebuilt several times. Bangor Univ. is there.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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