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Encyclopedia > Gwent (county)
Gwent as a preserved county since 2003.
Gwent as a preserved county since 2003.

Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent. preserved county of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Gwent Categories: GFDL images ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ...


It consisted of most of the former administrative county of Monmouthshire and the county borough of Newport, along with Brynmawr and Llanelly from Brecknockshire. Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 it was abolished on April 1, 1996. For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south-east Wales. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... For other uses of the name Newport, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Brynmawr (Bryn-mawr) is a market town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east 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. ... The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The name however remains as one of the preserved counties of Wales used for certain ceremonial purposes, and it also survives in various titles, e.g., Gwent Police, Royal Gwent Hospital and the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team. The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Gwent Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gwent) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons (Welsh: Dreigiau Gwent Casnewydd) are a Rugby Union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ...


When it existed, the administrative area was divided into several districts: Blaenau Gwent, Islwyn, Monmouth, Newport and Torfaen. Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Islwyn 1974-1996 Islwyn is an area in south Wales. ... The district of Monmouth was created in 1974 as a merger of the boroughs of Monmouth, Abergavenny, the urban districts of Usk and Chepstow and the rural districts of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. ... The Newport district was one of the five local government districts of Gwent from 1974 to 1996. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ...


The successor unitary authorities are:

In 2003 the preserved county of Gwent expanded to cover the whole of Caerphilly county borough. [1] For other uses of the name Newport, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... Caerphilly [county borough] is a local government principal area in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caerphilly [county borough] is a local government principal area in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ...


See also

Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is both a principal area and a traditional county in south-east Wales. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... The Preserved county of Gwent is divided into 8 Parliamentary constituencies, one of which is shared with Mid Glamorgan. ...

External links

  • Ralph A. Griffiths, general editor, Gwent County History, University of Wales, 5 vols, 2004 —
  • Time Team A Mesolithic Foreshore


United Kingdom | Wales | Preserved counties of Wales Flag of Wales

Counties of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... The Lieutenancies Act 1997 (1997 c. ...


Clwyd - Dyfed - Gwent - Gwynedd - Mid Glamorgan - Powys - South Glamorgan - West Glamorgan Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003. ...


Local government counties and districts of Wales 19741996 Flag of Wales

Local authorities created by the Local Government Act 1972 Motto: (Welsh for Wales for ever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ...


CLWYD: Alyn and Deeside | Colwyn | Delyn | Glyndŵr | Rhuddlan | Wrexham Maelor
DYFED: Carmarthen | Ceredigion | Dinefwr | Llanelli | Preseli Pembrokeshire | South Pembrokeshire
GWENT: Blaenau Gwent | Islwyn | Monmouth | Newport | Torfaen
GWYNEDD: Aberconwy | Arfon | Dwyfor | Meirionnydd | Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey
MID GLAMORGAN: Cynon Valley | Merthyr Tydfil | Ogwr | Rhondda | Rhymney Valley | Taff-Ely
POWYS: Brecknock | Montgomeryshire | Radnorshire
SOUTH GLAMORGAN: Cardiff | Vale of Glamorgan
WEST GLAMORGAN: Lliw Valley | Neath | Port Talbot | Swansea
Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Alyn and Deeside was a local government district in Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... Delyn is an area in north Wales. ... Glyndwr 1974-1996 Glyndŵr was one of six districts of Clwyd between 1974 and 1996. ... The Borough of Rhuddlan was one of six districts of Clwyd, North Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Carmarthen was one of six local government districts of Dyfed, West Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Dinefwr was a local government district in Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... The Borough of Llanelli was one of thirty-seven local government districts in Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Preseli Pembrokeshire was one of six local government districts of Dyfed in West Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... South Pembrokeshire was a local government district of Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Islwyn 1974-1996 Islwyn is an area in south Wales. ... The district of Monmouth was created in 1974 as a merger of the boroughs of Monmouth, Abergavenny, the urban districts of Usk and Chepstow and the rural districts of Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth. ... The Newport district was one of the five local government districts of Gwent from 1974 to 1996. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... The Borough of Aberconwy was one of five districts of Gwynedd, North Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Categories: Stub ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Gwynedd ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Gwynedd ... Anglesey (Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Ogwr was a former district in Wales, which existed from 1974 to 1996. ... The Borough of Rhondda was one of six local government districts of Mid Glamorgan, South Wales from 1994 to 1996. ... Rhymney Valley (Welsh: Cwm Rhymni) was one of six local government district in Mid Glamorgan from 1974 to 1996. ... Taff-Ely was a local government district in Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... The Borough of Brecknock (Welsh: ) was one of the three local government districts of Powys from 1974 to 1996. ... The Montgomeryshire district was one of three districts of Powys from 1974 - 1996. ... The Radnorshire district was one of three districts of Powys from 1974 - 1996. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... The Cardiff district was one of the two local government districts of South Glamorgan from 1974 to 1996. ... For other uses, see Vale of Glamorgan (disambiguation). ... West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003. ... Lliw Valley was a local government district of Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Neath was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Port Talbot was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... The Swansea district was one of the four local government districts of West Glamorgan, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ...


 
 

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