BANGOR is a cathedral city and community in Gwynedd, northwest Wales. It is the oldest city in Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. Historically in Caernarfonshire, it is a university city with a population of 16,358 at the 2011 census, including around 10,500 students at Bangor University.
It is one of only six places classed as a city in Wales, although it is only the 25th-largest urban area by population. In 2011, 36% of the non-student resident population of Bangor said they could speak Welsh; a significant decrease from the 46% recorded at the 2001 Census.