Dinefwr was a local government district in Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. In 1974 Wales was divided for local government purposes into districts. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 kmÂ² Population - Total (2001) - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/kmÂ² Ethnicity: 97. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...
It was formed by the merger of the borough of Llandovery, the urban districts of Ammanford, Cwmamman and Llandeilo along with Llandeilo Rural District, which were all in Cardiganshire. In 1996 the district became part of a new unitary Ceredigion. Llandovery (Welsh: Llanymddyfri) is a market town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the River Tywi. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Ammanford (Welsh: Rhydaman) is the fourth largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales with a population 5,299 according to the 2001 census. ... Llandeilo is a town in Carmarthenshire, west Wales situated at the crossing of the River Tywi by the A40 on an elegant stone bridge. ... 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. ...
See also: Dinefwr Park, Dinefwr Castle.
Categories: Wales geography stubs | Historic districts of Wales
The Welsh lawbooks of the medieval period, the earliest of which is a text of the 13th century, accorded to Dinefwr a special status as the principal court of the kingdom of Deheubarth.
The earliest reference to the castle at Dinefwr in historical sources belongs to the period of Rhys ap Gruffydd, the Lord Rhys.
One of the greatest Welsh leaders of the 12th century, Rhys ap Gruffydd was able to withstand the power of the Anglo-Norman lords of the March, supported on occasion by the intervention of King Henry II (1154-89) of England, and recreate the kingdom.
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