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Pontypool

Pontypool (pŏntēpōlˈ) [key], Welsh Pontypŵl, town (1981 pop. 36,064), Torfaen, SE Wales. There are nylon, pharmaceutical, and automotive parts industries. Pontypool absorbed nearby Abersychan in 1935. To the north at Blaenavon the Big Pit preserves a former coal mine as a museum.

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