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Encyclopedia > Cardiganshire
Traditional county of Cardiganshire
Image:WalesCardiganshireTrad.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 5th
440,630 acres
? %
County town Cardigan
Chapman code CGN

Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. The current county of Ceredigion is today's equivalent, and has almost identical borders. one of the traditional counties of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Ceredigion Cardiganshire Categories: GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of traditional counties of Wales ordered by area. ... A county town is the location of the administrative headquarters of a county. ... Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi) is the county town of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) in west Wales. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, but covering historical divisions. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Events English conquest of Wales begins under Edward I of England Sicilian Vespers - Sicilians rebel against Charles of Anjou and are aided by Peter III of Aragon Births Pope Innocent VI Deaths August 25 - Thomas Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford October 13 - Nichiren December 11 - Llywelyn the Last, Prince of Wales... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ...


In 1282 Edward I conquered the principality of Wales and divided the area into counties. The name Cardigan was an anglicization of the name for the historic kingdom of Ceredigion. Events English conquest of Wales begins under Edward I of England Sicilian Vespers - Sicilians rebel against Charles of Anjou and are aided by Peter III of Aragon Births Pope Innocent VI Deaths August 25 - Thomas Cantilupe, Bishop of Hereford October 13 - Nichiren December 11 - Llywelyn the Last, Prince of Wales... King Edward I of England (June 17, 1239 – July 7, 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch frame and the Hammer of the Scots (his tombstone, in Latin, read, Hic est Edwardvs Primus Scottorum Malleus, Here lies Edward I, Hammer of the Scots), achieved fame...


Geography

Cardiganshire is a maritime county bounded to the west by Cardigan Bay, to the north by Merionethshire, to the east by Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire, and to the south by Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. The county has an approximate population of 64,000. The Cambrian Mountains cover much of the east of the county. In the south and west the surface is less elevated. The highest point is Plynlimmon at 2,486 feet at which five rivers have their source: the Severn, the Wye, the Dulas, the Llyfnant and Rheidol, the last of which meets the Mynach in a 300-foot plunge at the Devil's Bridge chasm. The 50 miles of coastline has many sandy beaches. The main towns are Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter, New Quay, Newcastle Emlyn (partly in Carmarthenshire) and Tregaron. The chief river is the Teifi which forms the border with Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire for much of its length. Tourism and agriculture, chiefly hill farming, are the most important industries. Places of special interest: Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth (SN5881); Devil's Bridge (SN7477); Strata Florda Abbey (SN7465); Vale of Rheidol Railway (SN5881). The term Cardigan Bay, when used by itself, can refer to: A horse called Cardigan Bay A bay in Wales called Cardigan Bay A bay in Prince Edward Island called Cardigan Bay This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Merionethshire (Meirionnydd in Welsh) is a traditional county of Wales. ... Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn) is an inland traditional county of Wales. ... Radnorshire is known in Welsh as Sir Faesyfed and is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, E. by Herefordshire, S. and SW. by Brecknockshire and W. by Cardiganshire. ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain range in Mid Wales, reaching from the Brecon Beacons in South Wales to Snowdonia in North Wales. ... This article is about the British river. ... The River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon at 741 metres above sea level. ... The River Rheidol is a river of mid Wales. ... Aberaeron is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales. ... Aberystwyth (from the Welsh Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and seaport of Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), mid Wales. ... Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi) is the county town of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) in west Wales. ... Lampeter (Welsh: Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a town in Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, lying on the River Teifi, which meets the Irish Sea at Cardigan. ... New Quay (Welsh: Cei Newydd) is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales, lying on Cardigan Bay. ... Newcastle Emlyn (Welsh: Castell Newydd Emlyn) is a town, straddling Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire in Wales (though officially it is in Carmarthenshire), lying on the River Teifi. ... Tregaron is a market town in Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), mid Wales, lying on the River Teifi. ... River Teifi is a river in West Wales flowing into the sea below Cardigan town. ...


Government

Cardiganshire's county council was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 — and it was succeeded by the district of Ceredigion in the administrative county of Dyfed. This district was split out in 1996 as a unitary authority, and has (bar minor realignments) identical borders to traditional Cardiganshire, and is sometimes known by that name. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Local Government Act 1972 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales, on April 1, 1974. ... In 1974 Wales was divided for local government purposes into districts. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...



United Kingdom | Wales | Traditional counties of Wales

Anglesey | Brecknockshire | Caernarfonshire | Cardiganshire | Carmarthenshire | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Glamorganshire | Merionethshire | Monmouthshire | Montgomeryshire | Pembrokeshire | Radnorshire Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... A lovely image of the Welsh flag, derived from an SVG file by Tobias Jakobs in the sodipodi flags collection. ... [The Isle of] Anglesey or Anglesea ( Welsh: [Ynys] Môn, pronounced as Uh-niss Mawn, in IPA), is an island and county at the Western extremity of North Wales. ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ... Caernarfonshire, also known as Carnarvonshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Gaernarfon, is a maritime traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by the Irish Sea, E. by Denbighshire, S. by Cardigan Bay and Merionethshire, and W. by Caernarfon Bay and the Menai Straits, which separates it from Anglesey. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Flintshire (Welsh Sir y Fflint) is a county in northern Wales. ... Glamorgan or Morgannwg is a maritime traditional county of Wales, UK, and was previously a medieval kingdom or principality. ... Merionethshire (Meirionnydd in Welsh) is a traditional county of Wales. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn) is an inland traditional county of Wales. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... Radnorshire is known in Welsh as Sir Faesyfed and is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, E. by Herefordshire, S. and SW. by Brecknockshire and W. by Cardiganshire. ...


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Cardiganshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (325 words)
Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) is a traditional county in Wales that came into being in 1282.
Cardiganshire is a maritime county bounded to the west by Cardigan Bay, to the north by Merionethshire, to the east by Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire, and to the south by Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
Cardiganshire's county council created in 1888 was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 — and it was succeeded by the district of Ceredigion in the administrative county of Dyfed.
Cardiganshire, Wales (Counties) (231 words)
Cardiganshire is a maritime county on the west coast of southwest Wales, bounded on the north by Merionethshire, on the NE by Montgomeryshire, on the east by Radnorshire and Breconshire, on the south by Carmarthenshire, on the southwest by Pembrokeshire and on the west by Cardigan Bay and St. George's Channel.
Aberystwyth is a town in Cardiganshire on the west coast of Wales, between Cardigan Bay and the...
Llanon is a town in Cardiganshire near Cardigan Bay, northeast of Aberaeron and southwest of...
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