Welwyn [wɛlɪn] is a town in Hertfordshire, England, UK with 3,254 inhabitants (2001 census). It is located about 40 kilometers north of central London. Often confused with Welwyn is just a few kilometers southeast lying city Welwyn Garden City (also WGC). However, Welwyn older and still independent municipality; but it belongs just as WGC for Welwyn Hatfield-district. To distinguish them from the "Garden City" is often called Welwyn Welwyn Village or Old Welwyn.