Llangyfelach is situated approximately nine kms north-west of Swansea consisting of the Pontlliw, Llangyfelach, Rhydypandy and Tircoed. It has a population of 5,100.
Its neighbouring wards are Mawr, Morriston, Mynyddbach, Penderry, Penllergaer, Penyrheol,and Pontarddulais.
Llangyfelach is a mainly rural ward dissected by the M4 motorway. The present settlement pattern reflects the area’s industrial activity from its early roots in coalmining through to the development of the Felindre tinplate works in the 1950s.
Felindre, site of the 2006 National Eisteddfod, is now the focus of ambitious redevelopment and investment plans.
Llangyfelach locality, south of the M4, effectively merges with the north west of Mynyddbach and can also be linked to the area’s heavy industrial expansion.
The area along the eastern flank of Swansea Road has seen significant residential development over recent decades. Tircoed Forest Village, north of M4 Junction 47, is the area’s other main settlement.
Developed in the mid-1980s, Tircoed was intended to be built as a self-contained village with integrated amenities, along the lines of Poundbury in Dorset.