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Encyclopedia > Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire principal area
Image:WalesPembrokeshire.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 5th
1,590 km²
? %
Admin HQ Haverfordwest
ISO 3166-2 GB-PEM
ONS code 00NS
Demographics
Population:
- (2005 est.)
- Density
 
Ranked 14th
117,500
Ranked 19th
74 / km²
Ethnicity 99.2% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 8th
29.4%
Politics
Arms of Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire Council
http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
Control Independent
MPs
AMs
  • Christine Gwyther
  • Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey
    (Constituency)
  • Mid and West Wales
    (Regional)
MEPs Wales

Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Pembrokeshire Pembroke, Pembrokeshire Categories: GFDL images ... 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 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 (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Haverfordwest (Welsh: Hwlffordd) is the county town of Pembrokeshire, in south-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. ... In physics, density is defined as 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... 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 Pembrokeshire County Council. ... 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. ... Nicholas Richard Ainger (born October 24, 1949, Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is a British Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South, and a Commons Whip and a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. ... Stephen Crabb (born January 20, 1973) British politician He is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Preseli Pembrokeshire. ... The National Assembly for Wales is composed of 60 members known as AMs or assembly members (in Welsh: ACau or Aelodaur Cynulliad). ... Christine Gwyther (born in Pembroke Dock in 1959) is a Welsh Labour politician currently a member of the National Assembly for Wales for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire. ... Tamsin Dunwoody(b. ... 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. ... This article is about the country. ...

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Geography

Marloes peninsula, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK

Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, surrounded by the sea on all sides except in the northeast where it is bounded by Ceredigion (Cardiganshire) and in the east where it is bounded by Carmarthenshire. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 671 KB) Marloes peninsula, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wales Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Metadata This file contains additional information... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 671 KB) Marloes peninsula, Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wales Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Metadata This file contains additional information... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: ) is a county in Wales. ...


The population is 114,000. The administrative headquarters and historic county town is Haverfordwest. Other settlements include Pembroke itself, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard, Tenby, Saundersfoot, Narberth, Neyland and Newport. St David's, in the west of the county, is the United Kingdom's smallest city. The area has a large community of Gypsie farmers and ugly, ugly fools who drive there "done up" cars at high speed then die in Clarbeston Road and almost all the Welsh residents are racist towards the English (even though the English are much better than the welsh at everything, even rugby). "Lets go for a cruise with my stinking Missus in the passenger seat....F**K AYE BOY!" Haverfordwest (Welsh: Hwlffordd) is the county town of Pembrokeshire, in south-west Wales. ... Pembroke Castle shown here in 1811. ... Pembroke Dock (Welsh: Doc Penfro) is a town in South Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying north of Pembroke at the end of Milford Haven. ... This article is about the town. ... Lower town, Fishguard Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun - Mouth of the River Gwaun) is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with a population of 3,300 (est. ... Harbour of Tenby in Nov, 2001 Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-Pysgod, little town of the fishes) is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, lying on Carmarthen Bay. ... Saundersfoot is a village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... map of Narberth from 1952 Narberth (Welsh: Arberth) is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Neyland is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Cleddau and the upstream end of the Milford Haven estuary. ... Newport (Welsh: Trefdraeth) is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Nevern (Welsh: Afon Nyfer) in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. ... St Davids (Welsh: Tyddewi) is the smallest city in the United Kingdom, with a population of under 2,000 people. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... Look up gypsy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Welsh in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rugby may refer to: Rugby football in various forms: Rugby league (often referred to as League, Footy or Football) Rugby sevens (often referred to as Sevens) Rugby union (often referred to as Rugby or Union) College rugby Tag Rugby Touch rugby (often referred to as Touch) Wheelchair rugby Places: Rugby...


The highest point is at Foel Cwmcerwyn (1759 ft/536 m). Foel Cwmcerwyn is the highest point of the Preseli Hills and of Pembrokeshire as a whole. ...


The county boasts 170 miles (≈275 km) of magnificent coastline comprising important seabird breeding sites and numerous bays and sandy beaches. Almost all of the coast is included in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. A large estuary and natural harbour known as Milford Haven cuts deeply into the coast, being formed by the confluence of the Western Cleddau (which goes through Haverfordwest), the Eastern Cleddau and rivers Creswell and Carew. The estuary is bridged by Cleddau Bridge as part of the A477 between Neyland and Pembroke Dock : the next bridges upstream on the Cleddaus are at Haverfordwest and by Canaston Bridge. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro in the Welsh language) is a national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales. ... Milford Haven is a natural harbour in Pembrokeshire, south Wales. ... The River Cleddau (Welsh: ) is to be found in south west Wales, in Pembrokeshire. ... The River Cleddau (Welsh: ) is to be found in south west Wales, in Pembrokeshire. ... The Cleddau Bridge spans the River Cleddau between Neyland and Pembroke Dock, Wales. ... The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5. ...


Major bays include Newport Bay, Fishguard Bay and St Bride's Bay. There are many small islands off the coast of the county, the largest of which are Ramsey Island, Skomer Island and Caldey Island. St Brides Bay (Welsh: Bae Sain Ffraid) is a rocky inlet of western Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Ramsey Island lies one mile offshore of St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Skomer is an island off south west Pembrokeshire in Wales. ... Caldey Island (Welsh: Ynys Pyr) lies south of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ...


In the north are the Preseli Hills (Mynyddoedd Preseli), a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoric monuments. Elsewhere the county is relatively flat, most of the land being used for lowland farming. Categories: Mountains and hills of south Wales | Pembrokeshire ... Moorland in the Pennines (England); Coarse grasses and bracken tend to dominate especially in high rainfall areas. ...


See the list of places in Pembrokeshire for villages, towns and cities in Pembrokeshire. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the principal area of Pembrokeshire, Wales. ...


History

The county was founded as a county palatine in 1138 with Gilbert de Clare as the first Earl of Pembroke. It has long been split between its English-speaking south (known as "Little England beyond Wales") and its Welsh-speaking north. A County palatine is an area ruled by an count palatine (or earl palatine); with special authority and autonomy from the rest of the kingdom. ... Events Robert Warelwast becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Son of Gilbert Fitz Richard Earl of Clare and Alice de Claremont. ... The Earldom of Pembroke, associated with Pembroke Castle in Wales, was created by King Stephen of England. ... Little England beyond Wales is southern Pembrokeshire in Wales. ...


Flag

The unofficial flag of Pembrokeshire consists of a yellow cross on a blue field. In the centre of the cross is a green pentagon bearing a red and white Tudor rose. The rose is divided quarterly and counterchanged: the inner and outer roses have alternating red and white quarters. [1] When Henry Tudor took the crown of England from Richard III in battle, he brought about the end of the Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster (Red Rose) and the House of York (White Rose). ...


Local government

See also: Pembrokeshire County Council

Under the Local Government Act 1888, an elected county council was set up to take over the functions of the Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions. This, and the administrative county of Pembrokeshire were abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, with Pembrokeshire forming two districts of the new county of Dyfed : South Pembrokeshire and Preseli - the split being made at the request of local authorities in the area.[2] Pembrokeshire County Council (Welsh: ) is the governing body for Pembrokeshire, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assize courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and Wales. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... South Pembrokeshire was a local government district of Dyfed, Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... Preseli Pembrokeshire was one of six local government districts of Dyfed in West Wales from 1974 to 1996. ...


In 1996, under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, the county of Dyfed was broken up into its constituent parts, and Pembrokeshire has been a unitary authority. The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ... 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. ...


Agriculture

Pembrokeshire's mild climate means that crops such as its famous new potatoes are often arrive in British shops earlier in the year than produce from other parts of the UK. As well as arable crops such as potatoes, the other main agricultural activities are dairy farming of cattle for milk and cheese, sheep farming, beef production and some other arable crops, such as rapeseed. Falling farm incomes have led to diversification into other novel farming and tourism related activities. From 1700 km² of land, about 126,000 (74%) are used by agriculture. The majority of this land (60%) is down to permanent grassland and 26% is arable. Farm revenues are less than the UK average, but agriculture still provides 7,000 jobs.


The former large fishing industry around Milford Haven is now greatly reduced, although limited commercial fishing still takes place.


Historic county

Ancient county of Pembrokeshire
Image:WalesPembrokeshireTrad.png
Geography
Area: (1891) 1,599 km²/395,151 acres
Rank: Ranked 8th
Administration
County town: Haverfordwest
Chapman code: PEM

The traditional county of Pembrokeshire is bounded by Carmarthenshire to the east, Cardiganshire to the northeast, the St George's Channel to the northwest and the Bristol Channel to the south. Image File history File links one of the traditional counties of Wales File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... This is a list of the ancient counties of Wales as recorded by the 1891 census, ordered by their area. ... A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... Chapman codes are largely a superset of the ISO 3166-2:GB and BS 6879 codes identifying administrative divisions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and their surrounding islands, but covering historical divisions. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: ) is a county in Wales. ... Cardiganshire (Sir Aberteifi in Welsh) was a traditional county in Wales that existed between 1282 and 1974. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... The location of the Bristol Channel The Severn Bridge and Bristol Channel, looking northwestward from England towards Wales The Bristol Channel coast at Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking west towards Lee Bay The Bristol Channel is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from South West...


Places of interest

Geography

Visitor attractions

Historical places

Caldey Island (Welsh: Ynys Pyr) lies south of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Grassholm (Welsh: Ynys Gwales) is a tiny, uninhabited island off south west Pembrokeshire in Wales, lying west of Skomer. ... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a long distance footpath in Wales, United Kingdom. ... Long-distance trails (or long-distance tracks, paths, footpaths or greenways) are trails or footpaths covering large distances, typically 50 km or more, used for rambling (that is, hiking or backpacking). ... Categories: Mountains and hills of south Wales | Pembrokeshire ... Ramsey Island lies one mile offshore of St Davids in Pembrokeshire, Wales. ... Skomer is an island off south west Pembrokeshire in Wales. ... Skokholm is an uninhabited island off south west Pembrokeshire in Wales, lying south of Skomer. ... The Pembrokeshire Motor Museum exhibits a range of restored vintage cars. ... Oakwood park entrance Oakwood Theme Park (formerly Oakwood Leisure Park or Oakwood Coaster Country) is a theme park in Pembrokeshire, Wales which attracts 400,000 visitors each year. ... Harbour of Tenby in Nov, 2001 Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-Pysgod, little town of the fishes) is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, lying on Carmarthen Bay. ... Carew Castle is a castle in Dyfed, Wales named after the Carew family. ... Cresswell Castle is a castle seven miles north of the village of Cresswell Quay, Pembrokeshire, south Wales. ... Haverfordwest Castle Haverfordwest Castle is a castle located in the town centre at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, south Wales. ... Llawhaden Castle (Castell Llawhaden) is a castle in the Pembrokeshire village of Llawhaden and 3 miles east of Wiston in south west Wales. ... Manorbier Castle is located five miles south-west of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. ... Part of Pembroke Castle. ... The Picton Castle is a barque employed in sail training. ... St Davids Cathedral from the gatehouse St Davids Cathedral is situated in the tiny city of St Davids in Pembrokeshire. ... Strumble Head Lighthouse stands on Ynys Meicl (St. ... Wiston Castle is a motte and bailey castle near the Pembrokeshire village of Wiston in south west Wales. ...

References

  1. ^ crwflags.com
  2. ^ Wood, Bruce. The Process of Local Government Reform: 1966-1974. 1976.

External links

  • Pembrokeshire county council
  • MyPembrokeshire.com

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Pembrokeshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (301 words)
Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom.
Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, washed by the sea on all sides except in the northeast where it is bounded by Cardiganshire and in the east where it is bounded by Carmarthenshire.
Between 1974 and 1996 the county was administered as two districts (South Pembrokeshire and Preseli) of the non-metropolitan county of Dyfed.
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