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West Glamorgan is a preserved county and former administrative county of Walesmarker, one of the divisions of the ancient county of Glamorganmarker.

West Glamorgan was created on 1 April 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972 from the county borough of Swanseamarker, the boroughs of Neathmarker and Port Talbotmarker, the urban districts of Glyncorrwgmarker and Llwchwr, Gower Rural District, Pontardawe Rural District, and all of Neath Rural District except the parish of Rhigosmarker. The main council offices were based in County Hall, Swanseamarker.

West Glamorgan had four districts, as follows:

West Glamorgan County Council was abolished on 1 April 1996, being divided into the two unitary authorities of Swanseamarker and Neath Port Talbot. Lliw Valley was partitioned between the two authorities.

West Glamorgan has remained in existence as a preserved county for some limited functions such as lieutenancy.


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