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Dwale, Kentucky
Census-designated place
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Floyd
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 329
 • Density 502/sq mi (193.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-23104
GNIS feature ID 2629606

Dwale is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The 2010 United States Census reported that Dwale's population was 329, of which 312 persons were white and 9 persons were Asian.

The origins of the name Dwale are unclear. Although it is said to have been named for a town in Wales, no such Welsh place name has been found.


Dwale is located in north-central Floyd County on the west side of the Levisa Fork, just north of Allen. U.S. Route 23 passes through Dwale, leading northwest 5 miles (8 km) to Prestonsburg, the county seat, and southeast 22 miles (35 km) to Pikeville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Dwale CDP has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which 0.66 square miles (1.70 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 2.57%, is water.

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