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Encyclopedia > West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003.
West Glamorgan as a preserved county since 2003.
Arms of West Glamorgan County Council
Arms of West Glamorgan County Council

West Glamorgan is a preserved county and former administrative county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. Image File history File links WalesWestGlamorgan. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Image File history File links Westglamarms. ... Image File history File links Westglamarms. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Glamorgan or Morgannwg is a maritime traditional county of Wales, UK, and was previously a medieval kingdom or principality. ...


West Glamorgan was created on April 1, 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972 from the county borough of Swansea, the boroughs of Neath and Port Talbot, the urban districts of Glyncorrwg and Llwchwr, Gower Rural District, Pontardawe Rural District, and all of Neath Rural District except the parish of Rhigos. 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 link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... Neath (Welsh: Castell-Nedd) is a town and community with a population of approximately 45,898, located on the river of the same name (Welsh: Afon Nedd) in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales. ... Arms of Port Talbot Port Talbot is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, UK, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... Rhigos is a village in the north of the Cynon Valley, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales. ...


West Glamorgan had four districts, as follows

  • Swansea - Swansea CB and Gower RD
  • Lliw Valley - Llwchwr and Pontardawe RD
  • Neath - Neath and Neath RD
  • Port Talbot - Port Talbot and Glyncorrwg

West Glamorgan County Council was abolished on April 1, 1996, being divided into the two unitary authorities of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Lliw Valley was partitioned between the two authorities. Lliw Valley was a local government district of Wales from 1974 to 1996. ... 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. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... Neath Port Talbot (Welsh: Castell-nedd Port Talbot) is a county borough in Glamorgan, south Wales. ...


West Glamorgan has remained in existence as a preserved county for some limited functions such as lieutenancy.



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Counties of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... 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. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... 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 an administrative county in Wales, over 2000 sq. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ...


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West Glamorgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (210 words)
West Glamorgan is a preserved county and former administrative county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan.
West Glamorgan was created on April 1, 1974, by the Local Government Act 1972 from the county borough of Swansea, the boroughs of Neath and Port Talbot, the urban districts of Glyncorrwg and Llwchwr, Gower Rural District, Pontardawe Rural District, and all of Neath Rural District except the parish of Rhigos.
West Glamorgan County Council was abolished on April 1, 1996, being divided into the two unitary authorities of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
Search Results for "West Glamorgan" (118 words)
West Glamorgan, (glmor´gn) (KEY), former county, S Wales.
Glamorgan, (glmor´gn) (KEY) or Glamorganshire (-shir´, -shr) (KEY), former county, S Wales.
In 1974, Glamorgan was divided among the nonmetropolitan counties of...
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