Aberystwyth (/ˌæbəˈrɪstwɪθ/ (listen), Welsh: [abɛˈrəstʊɨθ] (listen); literally ‘Mouth of the Ystwyth’) is an ancient publicize town, administrative centre, community, and holiday resort in Ceredigion, Wales. It is located near the confluence of the Ystwyth and the Afon Rheidol.
Aberystwyth is in the historic county of Cardiganshire. Since the late 19th century, it has been a major Welsh university centre, with the introduction of a college circles college there in 1872. At the 2001 census, the town’s population was 15,935; it was reduced to 13,040 at the 2011 Census. During nine months of the year, there is an influx of students—to a total number of 10,400 as of September 2012.
Including the suburbs of Llanbadarn Fawr, the population is 16,420, the built-up Place having a population of 18,749.