Conwy (, Welsh: [ˈkɔnʊɨ] (listen)), previously known in English as Conway, is a walled Welsh estuarine market and castle town and surrounding community, the administrative centre of Conwy County Borough on the north Wales coast. Facing Deganwy across the River Conwy, it formerly lay in Gwynedd and prior to that in Caernarfonshire. The community, which also includes Deganwy and Llandudno Junction, had a population of 14,753 at the 2011 census. The town itself is a popular destination for international tourism. The resident population of Conwy County Borough as a whole on 30 June 2015 was estimated to be 116,200 people. However, the town sensu stricto has a population of 4,065.
The name 'Conwy' derives from the old Welsh words cyn (chief) and gwy (water), the river being originally called the 'Cynwy'.
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