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Encyclopedia > Gwynedd
Gwynedd principal area
Image:WalesGwynedd.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 2nd
2,548 km²
? %
Admin HQ Caernarfon
ISO 3166-2 GB-GWN
ONS code 00NC
Demographics
Population:
- (2006 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 13th
118,300
Ranked 20th
46 / km²
Ethnicity 99.0% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 1st
76.1%
Politics

The Arms of Gwynedd County Council
1974 - 1996
http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/
Control Plaid
MPs
AMs
MEPs
  • Wales

Gwynedd (IPA: ['ɡwɪ.nɛð]) is a principal area in north-west Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. Although one of the biggest in terms of geographical area, it is also one of the most sparsely populated. A large proportion of the population is Welsh-speaking. It has become a centre of nationalism once again, with Plaid Cymru building a stronghold in the area. Medieval kingdoms of Wales. ... Upper Gwynedd Township is a township located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Caernarfon Gwynedd Blaenau Ffestiniog Porthmadog Bangor, Wales Pwllheli Llanberis Categories: GFDL images ... Area is the measure of how much exposed area any two dimensional object has. ... 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 (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Caernarfon (the original Welsh spelling is now almost always used in preference to the anglicised forms, Caernarvon or Carnarvon) is a royal town in north-west Wales. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Plaid Cymru (IPA:; English: ; often referred to simply as Plaid) is a political party in Wales. ... 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. ... Elfyn Llwyd (born September 26, 1951, as Elfyn Hughes) is a Welsh politician, Member of Parliament for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy, and parliamentary (but not national) leader of Plaid Cymru. ... Betty Helena Williams (born 31 July 1944, Bangor) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... Hywel Williams (born 14 May 1953, Pwllheli) is a Welsh politician and Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon since 2001. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Baron Elis-Thomas of Nant Conwy, AM, is a UK politician from Wales. ... Denise Idris Jones (born 1950) is a Labour member of the National Assembly for Wales for Conwy. ... Alun Ffred Jones (b. ... 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. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... Medieval kingdoms of Wales. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Plaid Cymru (IPA:; English: ; often referred to simply as Plaid) is a political party in Wales. ...


Gwynedd is the home of the University of Wales, Bangor and includes the scenic Llŷn Peninsula, and most of the Snowdonia National Park. Affiliations University of Wales Website http://www. ... *Map sources for LlÅ·n Peninsula Hafan Pwllheli Marina St. ... See also Snowdonia Snowdonia National Park, or Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (in Welsh) was established in 1951 as the third national park in England and Wales. ...


The name "Gwynedd" is also used for a preserved county, covering Anglesey as well as the principal area. The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ...


History

View of Tremadog bay.
View of Tremadog bay.
Gwynedd as a county from 1974 to 1996

The modern Gwynedd was one of eight Welsh counties originally created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It covered the entirety of the former administrative counties of Anglesey, and Caernarvonshire along with all of Merionethshire apart from Edeyrnion Rural District (which went to Clwyd), and also a few parishes in Denbighshire: Llanrwst, Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Eglwysbach, Llanddoget, Llanrwst Rural and Tir Ifan. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixels, file size: 401 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Tremadog bay in Gwynedd in Wales, from the vicinity of Harlech. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixels, file size: 401 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Tremadog bay in Gwynedd in Wales, from the vicinity of Harlech. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ... 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. ... Merionethshire (Meirionnydd in Welsh) is a traditional county of Wales. ... Edeyrnion was a rural district in Merionethshire, Wales from 1894 to 1974. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Llanrwst (pronounced , or approximately hlanROOST) is a small town and Community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in the county borough of Conwy, traditional county of Denbighshire, North Wales. ... Eglwysbach is a village in the county borough of Conwy, North Wales. ...


The county was divided into five districts: Aberconwy, Arfon, Dwyfor, Meirionnydd and Anglesey. In 1974 Wales was divided for local government purposes into districts. ... 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 (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ...


The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 abolished the 1974 county (and the five districts) on 1 April 1996, and its area was divided: Anglesey became an independent unitary authority, and Aberconwy (which included the former Denbighshire parts) passed to the new Conwy county borough. The remainder of the county was constituted a principal area with the name Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, reflecting that it covered most of the areas of the two historic counties. As one of its first actions, the Council renamed itself Gwynedd on 2 April 1996. Modern Gwynedd is governed by Gwynedd Council. As a unitary authority the modern entity no longer has any districts, but Arfon, Dwyfor and Meirionnydd remain in use as areas for area committees. The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Anglesey (historically Anglesea; Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)) is a predominantly Welsh-speaking island off the northwest coast of Wales. ... Conwy [county borough] is a local government principal area in north Wales. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Gwynedd Council (Welsh: ) is the governing body for the principal area of Gwynedd, one of the subdivisions of Wales within the United Kingdom. ... 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. ... Many large British councils have a system of area committees, with responsibility for services in particular part of the area covered by the council. ...


The pre-1996 boundaries were retained as a preserved county for a few purposes such as the Lieutenancy - in 2003 the boundary with Clwyd was adjusted to match the modern local government boundary, so that the preserved county now covers the modern Gwynedd along with Anglesey, and that the borough of Conwy is entirely within Clwyd. The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Flag of a Lord Lieutenant The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription, with varying tasks throughout history. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ...


A Gwynedd Constabulary was formed in 1950 from the merger of the Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire forces. A further amalgamation took place in the 1960s when Gwynedd Constabulary was merged with the Flintshire and Denbighshire county forces, retaining the name "Gwynedd". In one proposal for local government reform in Wales, "Gwynedd" had been proposed as a name for a local auhority covering all of north Wales, but the scheme as enacted divided this area between Gwynedd and Clwyd. To prevent confusion, the Gwynedd Constabulary was therefore renamed the North Wales Police. North Wales Police (Welsh: ) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing North Wales. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... Flintshire (Welsh: ) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ...


The Snowdonia National Park was formed in 1951. After the 1974 local authority reorganisation, the park fell entirely within the boundaries of the County of Gwynedd, and was run a as a department of Gwynedd County Council. After the 1996 local government reorganisation, part of the park fell under Conwy Borough County Council, and the park's administration separated from the Gwynedd council. Gwynedd Council does still appoint 9 of the 18 members of the Snowdonia National Park Authority (Conwy council appoints 3, and the National Assembly for Wales appoints the remaining 6). See also Snowdonia Snowdonia National Park, or Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (in Welsh) was established in 1951 as the third national park in England and Wales. ... Conwy [county borough] is a local government principal area in north Wales. ... Type Unicameral Presiding Officer Dafydd Elis-Thomas Members 60 Political groups Labour Plaid Cymru Conservative Liberal Democrats Last elections May 3, 2007 Meeting place Senedd, Cardiff, Wales Web site http://www. ...


See also

Bodysgallen Hall is a manor house in north Wales near the village of Llanrhos. ... Garth Celyn, Aber Garth Celyn, now Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, the home in the thirteenth century of Llywelyn Fawr, Dafydd ap Llywelyn and LLywelyn ap Gruffudd, Tywysog Cymru Aber Garth Celyn, now known as Abergwyngregyn or Aber, is a settlement of great antiquity and on the north coast of Gwynedd. ... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the principal area of Gwynedd, Wales. ... See also Snowdonia Snowdonia National Park, or Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri (in Welsh) was established in 1951 as the third national park in England and Wales. ... *Map sources for LlÅ·n Peninsula Hafan Pwllheli Marina St. ...

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Gwynedd

Coordinates: 52°50′N, 3°55′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kingdom of Gwynedd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales.
Gwynedd covered the territory of the Ordovices, but tradition traced the kingdom's foundation to Cunedda, who migrated with his sons and followers from what is now southern Scotland.
During the period of the Norman conquest of Wales, between the years 1066 and 1282, Gwynedd was a centre of national resistance, the last stronghold of the native Welsh princes against the kings of England.
Gwynedd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (315 words)
Gwynedd is a principal area in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd.
As the new Gwynedd covers most of the traditional counties of Caernarfonshire (less the part in the borough of Conwy) and Merionethshire, the reconstituted area was originally named Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire.
Gwynedd as an administrative county from 1974 to 1996
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