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Encyclopedia > Flintshire
Flintshire principal area
Image:WalesFlintshire.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 12th
438 km²
? %
Admin HQ Mold
ISO 3166-2 GB-FLN
ONS code 00NJ
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 6th
150,200
Ranked 11th
343 / km²
Ethnicity 97.8% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 12th
21.4%
Politics
Flintshire County Council

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/
Control Labour
MPs
AMs
  • Sandy Mewies
  • Carl Sargeant
    (Constituency)
  • North Wales
    (Regional)
MEPs Wales

Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. It is named for the historic county of Flintshire, which had notably different borders. Image File history File links WalesFlintshire. ... 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 different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Mold (Welsh: ) is a town in Flintshire, Wales, on the River Alyn. ... 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 Flintshire County Council. ... 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. ... David George Hanson (born 5 July 1957, Liverpool) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Mark Richard Tami (born 3 October 1962) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... Carl Sargeant (b 1968, St Asaph, Wales) is a Welsh Labour Party politician and a member of the National Assembly of Wales for Alyn and Deeside constituency. ... 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. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... Flintshire (Welsh Sir y Fflint) is a county in northern Wales. ...


The principal area is governed by the Flintshire County Council. Flintshire (Welsh Sir y Fflint) is a county in northern Wales. ...

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History

The current administrative area of Flintshire (a unitary authority) came into existence in 1996, when the former administrative county of Clwyd was split into three smaller areas. The principal area was formed by the merger of the Alyn and Deeside and Delyn districts. In terms of pre-1974 divisions, the area comprises 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. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Wales ... Delyn can refer to: Delyn (Area) Delyn (UK Parliament constituency) ...

The district of Rhuddlan, which was also formed entirely from the administrative county of Flintshire was included in the new Denbighshire instead. Other parts of the pre-1974 administrative Flintshire to be excluded from the principal area are the Maelor Rural District and the parish of Marford and Hoseley, which became part of the Wrexham Maelor district in 1974 and are now part of the Wrexham county borough. A flint nodule from the Onondaga limestone layer, Buffalo, New York. ... Buckley (Welsh: ) is a town in Flintshire, Wales, United Kingdom. ... Connahs Quay (Welsh: Cei Connah) is the largest town in Flintshire, north Wales, lying on the River Dee. ... Holywell (Welsh: ) is the fifth largest town in Flintshire, north Wales, lying to the west of the estuary of the River Dee. ... Mold (Welsh: ) is a town in Flintshire, Wales, on the River Alyn. ... For other uses, see Hawarden (disambiguation). ... Marford near Wrexham is a village in the County Borough of Wrexham North Wales. ... The Borough of Rhuddlan was one of six districts of Clwyd, North Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... The Maelor is a border area of north-east Wales. ... Marford near Wrexham is a village in the county borough of Wrexham in north-east Wales. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ...


Geography

See List of places in Flintshire for a list of towns and villages.

Flintshire borders Wrexham, Denbighshire, and the English counties of Merseyside (across the River Dee) and Cheshire. This is a list of towns and villages in the principal area of Flintshire, Wales. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Merseyside is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1,365,900. ... Old Dee Bridge, River Dee, Chester, England (2002) The River Dee (Welsh: Afon Dyfrdwy) is a 70 mile (110 km) long river, which rises in Snowdonia, Wales and discharges to the sea a few miles west of Liverpool. ... The Cheshire Plain - photo taken adjacent to Beeston Castle The Cheshire Plain - photo taken towards Merseyside The Cheshire Plain panorama - photo taken from Mid-Cheshire Ridge Cattle farming in the county Black-and-white timbered buildings on Nantwich High Street Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a...


Industry

Parts of Flintshire have major manufacturing industries. Amongst these are a Toyota plant that manufactures engines, a Corus Group steel works, Shotton Paper, but most importantly Airbus makes the wings for the A330 and the A380 at Broughton. Toyota Motor Corporation ), or Toyota is a Japanese multinational corporation and the worlds second largest[3] automaker making automobiles, trucks, buses, robots and providing financial services through its division Toyota Financial Services. ... For other uses, see Corus. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ...


There are daily flights of the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft of Airbus wings from Broughton for the smaller aircraft. The wings for the A380, which are too large to be transported by air use a multi-modal transport using Flintshire's roads, the River Dee and the port of Mostyn, also in Flintshire. The motto of Airbus in Flintshire is: "Without us, it's just a bus"; meaning that the parts that make Airbus aircraft fly, rather than just run along the ground, are made in Flintshire. The Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) or Beluga is a version of the standard Airbus A300 wide-body airliner, modified to carry aircraft parts and over-sized or awkward cargo. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... // [edit] Broughton as a place name [edit] Australia Port Broughton, South Australia [edit] United Kingdom [edit] England Broughton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire Broughton, Cambridgeshire Broughton, Craven, North Yorkshire Broughton, Greater Manchester Broughton, Hampshire Broughton, Kent Broughton, Lancashire Broughton, Lincolnshire Broughton, Milton Keynes Broughton, Northamptonshire Broughton Sulney Nottinghamshire Broughton, Oxfordshire Broughton, Ryedale, North... The Airbus A380 manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. is a double-decker, four engined airliner capable of flying 800 passengers in a high density format or 555 passengers in a typical three-class configuration. ... River Dee may refer to: River Dee, Wales (Afon Dyfrdwy), mostly in North Wales, flowing from Snowdonia to Chester. ... Mostyn is a small town in Flintshire, north Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Dee. ...


Fairtrade

On November 19, 2004, Flintshire was granted Fairtrade County status. November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fairtrade Town is a status awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, describing an area which is committed to the promotion of Fairtrade-labelled goods. ...


Education

Flintshire Local Education Authority manages 75 primary schools, 3 special schools and 12 high schools. Flintshire Local Education Authority is the Local Education Authority of Flintshire, north Wales. ...


External links

  • Flintshire archaeological information

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