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Lampeter
Statistics
Population: 1,989
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SN578478
Administration
Principal area: Ceredigion
Constituent country: Wales
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Police force: Dyfed-Powys Police
Ceremonial county: Dyfed
Historic county: Cardiganshire
Post office and telephone
Post town: LAMPETER
Postal district: SA48
Dialling code: +44-1570
Politics
UK Parliament: Ceredigion
European Parliament: Wales
Flag of Wales
Image:WalesCeredigion.png
Lampeter within Ceredigion UA

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. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) 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 in... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Dyfed-Powys Police (Welsh: Heddlu Dyfed Powys) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire (which make up Dyfed), and Powys in Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Ceredigion is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Ceredigion Lampeter Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File links Red_Dot. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) 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 in... The River Teifi (Welsh: Afon Teifi) is a river in West Wales flowing into the sea below Cardigan town. ...


In 1991 the population of the town was recorded as 1,989 people, of which 1,410 were Welsh speaking. Lampeter is therefore the smallest university town in Wales and the United Kingdom. The university, in a normal year, adds a further 1,000 people to the town's population, which gives the rural town a somewhat cosmopolitan feel. Indeed, Lampeter was the first town in Wales to appoint a Mayor from an ethnic minority. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... This article is about the concept of a minority. ...


The town is best known for the University of Wales, Lampeter (formerly St David's University College), originally founded in 1822 as a college for ordinands and now a constitutuent part of the University of Wales, primarily awarding degrees in the liberal arts. Its central building, based on an Oxbridge quadrangle was completed in 1827, and was designed by C. R. Cockerell. Its construction is recorded as having cost £16,204 6s 7d. 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 University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Oxbridge is a portmanteau name for the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest in the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. ... quadrangle is a good name for a mathlete team. ... The main entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum. ...


It was also from Lampeter, in 1968, that William Julian Cayo-Evans first marched his paramilitary nationalist 'Free Wales Army'. // Background Born, 22nd April, 1937 at Glandenys, Silian, near Lampeter. ... The Free Wales Army (Welsh: Byddin Rhyddid Cymru) was a paramilitary Welsh nationalist organisation, formed out of Lampeter, West Wales by William Julian Cayo-Evans in 1963 as a replacement for the then supposedly moribund Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru. ...


Lampeter and its surroundings are home to a theatre (Theatr Felinfach at Felinfach), a museum and a number of locally owned shops. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ...


History

Cardiganshire was one of the royal counties established by Edward I after the defeat of Llywelyn the Last (Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf) at Cilmeri in 1282 — Lampeter fell under direct Royal Control. This however had little effect on the culture of the town, as the Welsh language and culture have continued to thrive. The first Borough Charter was granted in 1284 and successive charters allowed many markets and fairs to be held in the wide High Street until the 1930s. One of these fairs was the Dalis Horse Fair. Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch wiener that was gigantic (1. ... Arms used by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Llywelyn ap Gruffydd or Gruffudd (in Welsh, he is remembered by the alliterative soubriquet Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf - Llywelyn, Our Last Leader; c. ... Cilmery (also spelled Cilmeri) is a village in Powys, Mid-Wales. ... For broader historical context, see 1280s and 13th century. ... Daffodils. ...


The earliest reference to Lampeter is believed to be 1187, when Owain Gwynedd destroyed the King's castle of Pont Steffan (Stephen's Bridge in English). The remains of this castle later became the foundations for C. R. Cockerell's college building, and still form part of the university campus. Owain Gwynedd (in English, Owen) (c. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Caernarfon Castle, Wales. ... The main entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campi) is Latin for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ...


Lampeter hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1984. The Eisteddfod (literally sitting) is a Welsh festival of literature, music, and song. ...


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Lampeter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
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.
Lampeter is therefore the smallest university town in Wales and the United Kingdom.
Indeed, Lampeter was the first town in Wales to appoint a Mayor from an ethnic minority.
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