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Ceredigion principal area
Image:WalesCeredigion.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 4th
1,795 km²
? %
Admin HQ Aberaeron
ISO 3166-2 GB-CGN
ONS code 00NQ
Demographics
Population:
- (2005 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 19th
78,300
Ranked 21st
44 / km²
Ethnicity 99.5% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 4th
61.2%
Politics
Arms of Ceredigion County Council
Ceredigion County Council
http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/
Control Independent / Liberal Democrat / Labour
MP
AMs
MEPs Wales
For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation)

Ceredigion is a county and principal area in mid Wales. It is more-or-less identical in area to the historic county of Cardiganshire. one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Ceredigion Lampeter Categories: GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Aberaeron is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by population. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by population density in the 2001 UK census. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census. ... Arms of Ceredigion County Council. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Mark Williams, MP for Ceredigion Mark Williams (born March 24, 1966) is a British politician and the Member of Parliament for the Ceredigion constituency, a seat he gained from Plaid Cymru in 2005. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... Elin Jones Elin Jones is a Plaid Cymru politician. ... Mid and West Wales is an electoral region of the National Assembly for Wales, consisting of eight constituencies. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ... The European Parliament election, 2004 was the UK part of the European Parliament election, 2004. ... Ceredigion may mean or refer to: Ceredigion Ceredigion parliamentary constituency This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ...

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Geography

See also: List of places in Ceredigion

Ceredigion 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. Its area is 440,630 acres (1783 km²). The population of the county is 64,000. This is a list of towns and villages in the principal area of Ceredigion, Wales. ... 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... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: ) is a county in Wales. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: ) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ...


The main settlements are Aberaeron, Aberarth, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter, Llanddewi Brefi, Llandysul, Llanilar, Llanrhystud, New Quay, Newcastle Emlyn (partly in Carmarthenshire), Penparcau and Tregaron. Aberaeron is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. ... Aberarth, Ceredigion, Wales is a small seaside village situated towards the southern end of Cardigan Bay between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. ... Aberystwyth (IPA: , South Welsh: ) (in English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. ... Cardigan (Welsh: Aberteifi) is the traditional county town of Cardiganshire (Ceredigion) in west Wales. ... Lampeter (Welsh: Llanbedr Pont Steffan, or more informally, Llambed) is a town in Ceredigion, Wales, United Kingdom, lying at the confluence of the River Teifi and the River Dulas. ... Llanddewi Brefi is a small village in Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), Wales. ... Llandysul is a market town in the Welsh county of Ceredigion, with the twin community of Pont Tyweli, which lies directly across the Teifi River in Carmarthenshire. ... Llanilar is a town in Ceredigion, Wales about 4 kilometres south-east of Aberystwyth. ... Llanrhystud is a seaside village in Ceredigion, 9 miles South of Aberystwyth, Wales. ... 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 (Cardiganshire) and Carmarthenshire in west Wales (though officially it is in Carmarthenshire), lying on the River Teifi. ... // Penparcau is a small Welsh coastal village about 1 mile (0. ... Tregaron is a market town in Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), mid Wales, lying on the River Teifi. ...


The Cambrian Mountains cover much of the east of the county; this large area forms part of the desert of Wales. In the south and west the surface is less elevated. The highest point is Plynlimon at 2,467 feet (752 m), where five rivers have their source: the Severn, the Wye, the Dulas, the Llyfnant and River Rheidol, the last of which meets the Afon Mynach in a 300 foot (100 m) plunge at the Devil's Bridge chasm. The 50 miles (80 km) of coastline has many sandy beaches. The largest river is the River Teifi which forms the border with Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire for part of its length. Other significant rivers include the River Aeron which has its estuary at Aberaeron, the River Ystwyth and the River Rheidol both of which reach the sea in Aberystwyth harbour. The Cambrian Mountains are a mountain range in Mid Wales, reaching from the Brecon Beacons in South Wales to Snowdonia in North Wales. ... The Desert of Wales is a large area in central Wales so called because of its lack of roads and towns and its general inaccessibility. ... Plynlimon (anglicised from Pumlumon in Welsh, meaning Five Peaks) is the highest point of the Cambrian Mountains in Wales. ... Severn redirects here. ... River Wye and Lancat and Ban y Gore Nature Reserve The Wye at Hay-on-Wye The Wye at Tintern This article is about the river that flows along the Anglo-Welsh border. ... The River Rheidol is a river of mid Wales. ... The three bridges, looking downstream Devils Bridge station. ... The River Teifi (Welsh: Afon Teifi) is a river in West Wales flowing into the sea below Cardigan town. ... The River Aeron (Afon Aeron in Welsh) is a small river in west Wales that flows into Cardigan Bay at Aberaeron. ... Aberaeron is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales between Aberystwyth and Cardigan. ... Da River Ystwyth (Afon Ystwyth in Welsh) iz a river ov mid west Wales. ... The River Rheidol is a river of mid Wales. ... Aberystwyth (IPA: , South Welsh: ) (in English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. ... A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ...


For a county of such a small population, it may be considered unusual that two universities are within the county boundaries: the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Wales, Lampeter. The National Library of Wales, which was founded in 1907, is also located in the county. Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth) is a leading teaching and research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. ... University of Wales, Lampeter Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan   University of Wales, Lampeter (Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Llanbedr Pont Steffan) is a university in Lampeter, Wales, the oldest degree awarding institution in Wales, and the third oldest in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge. ... The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru in Welsh) is a legal deposit library in Aberystwyth, Wales. ...


History

See Cardiganshire for historic information

The name Ceredigion means 'Land of Ceredig', who was a son of Cunedda, a chieftain who re-conquered much of Wales from the Irish around the 5th Century CE. Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ... Ceredig, King of Ceredigion (born 420AD) Son of Cunedda, he arrived in Wales from Clackmannanshire with his fathers family when they were invited to help ward off Irish invaders. ... Cunedda ap Edern (AD 386-460; reigned from the 440s or 450s) (Latin: Cunetacius; English: Kenneth), also known as as Cunedda Wledig (the Imperator), was an important early Welsh leader, and the progenitor of the royal dynasty of Gwynedd. ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 - 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ...


Places of interest

Aberystwyth Castle is a castle in Aberystwyth, Wales. ... Opened in 1896 Aberystwyth Cliff Railway climbs 430ft in 778ft - a gradient steeper than 1:2 (50%). External Link Brief description Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Ceredigion ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The three bridges, looking downstream Devils Bridge station. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The remains of Strata Florida Abbey as depicted in the 1851 Illustrated London Reading Book Strata Florida (in Welsh: Ystrad Fflur) is a former Cistercian abbey situated just outside Pontrhydfendigaid, near Tregaron in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Train taking on water, Vale of Rheidol Railway The Vale of Rheidol Railway is a narrow-gauge (1 foot 11¾ inches) heritage railway that runs for 11¾ miles between Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge (Pont yr Fynach (Welsh) - Bridge over the Mynach) - in Wales, UK. It was the last steam line... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... There is only one open gold mine in Wales today. ... Tregaron is a market town in Ceredigion (Cardiganshire), mid Wales, lying on the River Teifi. ...

Culture and society

Ceredigion has a very high proportion of Welsh speakers in the population; only Gwynedd and Anglesey have a higher proportion. Ceredigion also has a significant number of non-Welsh speakers, most of whom were born outside Wales. These tend to be more concentrated in and around the two university towns and along the coast, e.g. in Borth, only 40% of the population was born in Wales and barely 36% of residents are Welsh-speaking. However non-Welsh speakers are now to be found in large numbers in every community. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Anglesey (Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of Wales. ... Borth is a small Welsh village about 7 miles north of Aberystwyth in the county of Ceredigion. ...


The populace of Cerdigion are affectionately or dispargingly known as Cardis in other parts of Wales, especially in South Wales and they tend to be the butt of some jokes.


Government

See also: Ceredigion County Council

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. On April 1, 1996, Ceredigion district was made a unitary authority, under the name of Cardiganshire, only to change its name back to 'Ceredigion' on April 2. Ceredigion County Council (Welsh: ) is the governing body for Ceredigion, one of the subdivisions of Wales. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was 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 type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ...


A referendum was held on May 20, 2004 on whether to have a directly-elected mayor for the county; this was rejected by a large majority. Referendums (or referenda) are only occasionally held by the government of the United Kingdom. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (141st in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United Kingdom, the office of Mayor or Lord Mayor (Provost and Lord Provost in Scotland) had long been ceremonial posts, with little or no duties attached to it. ...


External links

  • Ceredigion County Council
  • Ceredigion Tourist Information
  • Tourist Information from the Welsh Assembly Government

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ceredigion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Ceredigion is a principal area in mid Wales.
For a county of such a small population, it may be considered unusual that two universities are within the county boundaries: the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of Wales, Lampeter.
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.
Am yr Archifdy / About the Archives | Archifdy Ceredigion - Ceredigion Archives (433 words)
Archifdy Ceredigion yw'r archifdy ar gyfer y sir a elwid gynt yn Sir Aberteifi neu (yn Saesneg) Cardiganshire.
Ceredigion Archives is the record office for the county formerly known as Cardiganshire or (in Welsh) Sir Aberteifi.
Hawlfraint: Oni nodir yn wahanol, mae Cyngor Sir Ceredigion yn cadw'r hawlfraint ar yr holl ddeunydd gwreiddiol sydd i'w weld ar y wefan hon.
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