Barry is a town in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, on the north shore of the Bristol Network about 9 miles (14 kilometres) south-southwest of Cardiff. Barry is a seaside resort, with destinations consisting of several coastlines the reanimated Barry Island Enjoyment Park. According to Office for National Statistics 2016 price quote information, the population of Barry was 54,673, making it the third biggest community in Wales, after Wrexham as well as Merthyr Tydfil. Once a tiny village, Barry has actually absorbed its larger adjoining villages of Cadoxton as well as Barry Island, as well as currently, Sully. It expanded dramatically from the 1880s with the development of Barry Docks, which in 1913 was the biggest coal port on the planet. The location was potentially called after Saint Baruc. Barry is the administrative centre of the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as residence to Barry Community United F.C. The road from Bonvilston was initially the B4266, as just Pontypridd Road within the town still is, as well as the roadway from Highlight Park throughout the Vale to Bridgend was the B4265, as beyond Cardiff International Airport terminal it still is. Given that the 1970s, parts of these roads are phoned number A4226, with the result that the A4226 radiates from Weycock Cross roundabout in 3 directions. The community is usually connected with Woodham Brothers scrapyard, a service that assisted over 200 steam engines survive into conservation. Although still a port, Barry is even more of a manufacturing community and also as a service centre for the Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Docks as well as the adjacent enterprise zone develop the biggest employment centre in the town. The docks, whose roadway links were considerably improved with the opening of the Docks Link Road in 1981, now have direct roadway gain access to with the M4 motorway. The anchors can take care of vessels as much as 23,000 tonnes and also the excellent tidal setting near the deep-water channel of the Severn Estuary, allows for arranged sailings. With its transit sheds, storage facilities and open storage, the docks are outfitted to manage bulk freights however with the scrapping of their previous electric cranes, ships' very own derricks need to be used or cranes worked with in by ABP as needed. 2 roll on/roll off berths are offered and also have been used by routes to Ireland and also West Africa. As at January 2016, Intermodal raifreight traffic is being run from No. 2 Dock. With a new existence on the Mole in No. 1 Dock and also the provision of a concrete slipway from it, recreation rowing and also rowboat sailing is offered (2016 ). The majority of commercial companies are located in the dock location. The largest are the chemical creating worries such as Cabot Carbon as well as Dow Corning who recently completed the advancement of the largest silicones plant in Europe. Other main companies in Barry Docks are Jewson Builders' Merchants, Western Welding and also Design, Bumnelly, and also Associated British Ports Holdings who, given that 1982 have run the anchors as followers to the British Transport Docks Board. To the west of Barry is Porthkerry Park. This is a large area of open space, with forests, streams, and access to a pebbly coastline. In the park is the former Barry Railway Company viaduct with 13 arched spans standing 110 ft high. Complying with the closure of the Vale of Glamorgan line to travelers between Barry as well as Bridgend in 1964, it was reopened on 10 June 2005 and also for the majority of its 19 miles, provides a scenic view and link to Llantwit Major and past to Bridgend.