Wrexham is the fourth largest town of Wales situated in the middle of the Welsh boundaries. According to the census done in 2011, the town has a total population of 61,603. There are about 30 languages spoken across the city. Wrexham town is recognised as the region’s principal commercial centre. The town is famous for its magnificent scenery, castles, mountains and historical sites and gardens. Wrexham is a modern industrial town and is home to more than 300 companies. BICC Cables and Kellogg’s Sharp UK Ltd are one of them. The town is the hub for Education sector, retail, commerce and administration.
Wrexham town is constructed on a flat plateau between the easternmost mountains of North Wales and the lower Dee valley. It blends with several urban villages. The town is located approximately 21 km south of Chester, 80 km south-west of Manchester, 50 km northwest of Shrewsbury and 230 km north of Cardiff. Wrexham has been ranked fifth for business start-up success in the United Kingdom in 2007.
The city has many primary and secondary schools. Two schools Ysgol Clywedog and Rhosnesni High School were established by merging St David’s school, The Groves High School and Ysgol Bryn Offa. Ysgol Morgan Llwyd is the only Welsh-speaking secondary school in the town.
One of an essential college naming Yale College is the leading provider of adult education in the town. It has two campuses one at Grove Park and the other in Bersham Road (south-west Wrexham) rendering higher educational courses. The Yale College was amalgamated with Northope College, Deeside College and Llysfasi College in 2013.
Wrexham town has ‘Glyndwr University’, formed in the year 2008 when the North East Wales Institute was granted full university status. The university provides degrees for graduate and post-graduate. The university has nearly about 8,000 students.
Wrexham town has a large bus station and two railway station. Direct rail services to Birmingham, Holyhead, Chester, Cardiff and Shrewsbury are provided from Wrexham general station. The Central station of the town renders rail services directly to Shotton, Merseyside and Hawarden through the Borderlands line.
The largest bus terminal in north Wales is constructed in the Wrexham town. The terminal has ambient music, indoor shops and booths for information. American Bluebird school buses run in the town, transporting people to and from the schools and colleges. Wrexham has become one of the first areas to run these buses in the United Kingdom. Presently 10 American Bluebird school buses are running in the town.
Wrexham town has a professional football team, Wrexham F.C. managed by Andy Morrell. Racecourse ground is the home ground of this team. It was home to the North Wales Crusaders until 2016. This ground has also been a secondary home of the Scarlets (professional rugby union). The town of Wrexham is also famous for other sports such as athletics, horse racing, hockey, roller derby, basketball and tennis. In early 1980, RC Model car club has also been established in the town. Clay Farm golf club, Moss Valley Golf Club, Wrexham Golf Club and Plassey Golf Club are the four leading golf clubs in the town.
The local newspapers of the town are North Wales and The Leader. Wrexham Leader is also known as the Big Leader. To concentrate on the large music scene of the town, the Wrexham Music Magazine is published on a monthly basis. For covering the Wrexham area, there is an online news website operating from offices in Regent Street. Wrexham town also has two radio stations.