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Encyclopedia > Cardigan, Ceredigion
Population 4,203[1]
OS grid reference SN175465
Principal area Ceredigion
Ceremonial county Dyfed
Constituent country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARDIGAN
Postcode district SA43
Dial code 01239
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
UK Parliament Ceredigion
European Parliament Wales
List of places: UKWalesCeredigion

Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi) is the traditional county town of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) in west Wales. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... This article is about the country. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The SA postcode area, also known as the Swansea postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Aberaeron, Ammanford, Boncath, Burry Port, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Clarbeston Road, Clynderwen, Crymych, Ferryside, Fishguard, Glogue, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Kilgetty, Lampeter, Llanarth, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfyrnach, Llangadog, Llanwrda, Llanybydder, Milford Haven, Narberth... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Dyfed-Powys Police (Welsh: Heddlu Dyfed Powys) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire (which make up Dyfed), and Powys in Wales. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (Welsh Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru) is the fire and rescue service covering the Welsh principal areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea. ... Crest of NHS ambulance services in England Crest of the Scottish Ambulance Service In the UK, the majority of ambulance services are provided under the National Health Service through local ambulance trusts. Each trust is specific to a county or area, and so the country is divided across a number... The Welsh Ambulance Service (also called the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust or Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaethau Ambiwlans Cymru) was established on April 1, 1998 and has 2,500 staff providing ambulance and related services to the 2. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Ceredigion is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in Wales Lists of places within principal areas List of places in Anglesey List of places in Blaenau Gwent List of places in Bridgend List of places in Caerphilly List of places in Cardiff List of places in Carmarthenshire List... This is a list of towns and villages in the principal area of Ceredigion, Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...

The town, founded in 1093 by the Norman Roger de Montgomery, lies on the estuary of the River Teifi and has a large Welsh speaking community. Attractions in the town include the remains of Cardigan Castle, a heritage centre, arts centre and a currently under-used nineteenth century guildhall. // Events Donald III of Scotland comes to the throne of Scotland. ... Roger of Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (d. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... The River Teifi (Welsh: Afon Teifi) is a river in West Wales flowing into the sea below Cardigan town. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Cardigan Castle, (ca. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1176 the castle became the site of the first competitive Eisteddfod. Cardigan also hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1942 and 1976. The castle was for many years in private hands and as a result became run down and derelict. The town council itself showed little interest in saving it. However a group of volunteers, and the local Catholic Priest, working separately did raise its profile. Ceredigion Council finally bought it in 2003. Events May 22 - Murder attempt by the Hashshashin on Saladin near Aleppo Raynald of Chatillon released from prison in Aleppo May 29 - Frederick Barbarossa is defeated in the Battle of Legnano by the Lombard League leading to the pactum Anagninum (the Agreement of Anagni) September 17 - Seljuk Turks defeat Manuel... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Mae'r dref yn llosgi gwrachod yn blynyddol.



By the early 19th century over 300 sailing vessels were registered at the port and more than 200 ships were built in the five shipyards. Cilgerran slate was exported from the port. The river silted up and the port died by the early part of the twentieth century. Plans to dredge it have come to naught over the years. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cilgerran is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Teifi. ...


Cardigan had a railway station, but it was closed under the Beeching Axe in 1963. Many railway lines were closed as a result of the Beeching Axe The Beeching Axe is an informal name for the British Governments attempt in the 1960s to control the spiralling cost of running the British railway system. ...


Cardigan is also the site of Wales' premier Roman Catholic Shrine in Wales. In pre-Reformation times it was known for a statue of the Virgin Mary, who held a candle whose flame never extinguished. It is known as the shrine to Our Lady of the Taper [1]. Our Lady redirects here. ...

Cardigan is twinned with Brioude, France. For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Brioude is a commune of the Haute-Loire département, in France. ...

Cardigan Island lies just 200 yards offshore near the town. Cardigan Island (Welsh: Ynys Aberteifi) is a small, uninhabited island lying north of Cardigan, Wales. ...


  1. ^ Community, 2001 census

See also

  • List of closed railway stations in Britain: C

External links

Coordinates: 52°04′53″N, 4°39′30″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

  Results from FactBites:
Ceredigion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
It is a coastal county, bordered by Cardigan Bay to the west, Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east, Carmarthenshire to the south, and Pembrokeshire to the south-west.
The main towns are Aberaeron, Aberarth, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter, Llanddewi Brefi, Llanilar, Llanrhystud, New Quay, Newcastle Emlyn (partly in Carmarthenshire) and Tregaron.
Between 1888 and 1974, the county was governed by Cardiganshire county council, and on local government reorganisation in 1974, a new Ceredigion district council was formed in the administrative county of Dyfed.
Wales At Heart (675 words)
Bounded to the west by Bae Ceredigion (Cardigan Bay), Ceredigon's northern boundary is marked by the southern banks of the Dyfi.
Cardigan's strategic location at the southern gateway to Ceredigion is as significant to the hinterland of the Teifi Valley and the coastal villages running northwards towards New Quay as that of Aberystwyth in the north.
The administrative and educational aspects of northern Ceredigion are matched in the south by the technical excellence of a facility well and truly married into the Ceredigion community, the Defence and Evaluation Research Agency at Aberporth.
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