Map of Rhondda Cynon Taff
This map of Rhondda Cynon Taff illustrates the layout of the province, its borders with other districts and the main courses of water in the area. This map of Rhondda Cynon Taff is a useful tool in researching your trip and it helps you determine the exact location of the tourist objectives you find interesting. Having your route clear in mind, you can easily go online and find an affordable hotel or car hire service.
This is a map of Rhondda Cynon Taf. Details on the county’s roads, streets, motorways and landmarks can be found on this map.
Rhondda Cynon Taf, commonly referred to as RCT, is a county borough located in South Wales Valleys, in Wales. On the 1st of April 1996, the former districts in Mid Glamorgan: Rhondda, Taff-Ely and Cynon Valley were merged to create the county borough.
The three valleys: Taff-Ely Valley, Cynon Valley and the Rhondda Valley make up the area. Out of the 233,700 residents living in the area, 21.1% can read, speak, understand or write the Welsh language, according to a 2001 census. Rhondda Cynon Taf shares borders with Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil to the east and Vale of Glamorgan and the city of Cardiff to the south. To the west are Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, while to the north are the Powys.
Talbot Green, Pontypridd, Llantrisant and Aberdare are the county’s principal towns. Fernale, llanharan, Mountain Ash, Tonypandy, Porth, Treorchy, Tonyrefail and Hirwaun are other notable settlements and towns within the county.
Aberdare is Rhondda Cynon Taf’s most populated town with just over 30,000 people according to a 2001 census. According to the same census, Pontypridd is the second most populous town with 29,781 people. The county borough is ranked 3rd in terms of population.
The town is well known for holding many cultural events. Poetry evenings are held in the evenings in the town by local writers and poets. Cyfartha Castle and park are often host to music festivals. The county is also home to several heritage and historical groups.
In terms of area, it is ranked 13th. Consisting of just over 420 km squared. These two figures combined give it a population density rank of 7, with 553 people per square km.