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Dyfed (Wales)

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    • found: Pre-1858 Welsh probate jurisdictions. South Wales & Monmouthsire, 1970(name not given)
    • found: Webster's new geog. dic., 1984:p. 350 (Dyfed; county, SW Wales; est. 1974; includes former counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, and Pembroke)
    • found: Yr Enfys, Winter 1996/97:p. 8 (on 4/1/96, Dyfed was split into 3 unitary authorities: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, now called only by its Welsh name Ceredigion; Welsh names of the 1996 unitary authorities: Sir Benfro, Sir Gaerfyrddin and Ceredigion)
    • found: Wales Review, 1996:p. 8, etc. (Dyfed split into Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion (which uses only its Welsh name))
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009(civil; 51°55ʹ00ʺN 004°10ʹ00ʺW)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Dec. 11, 2014(Formed 1974 from the merger of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire)
    • found: Wikipedia, 9 October 2015:Dyfed (Dyfed is a preserved county of Wales; it was originally created as an administrative county council on 1 April 1974 under the terms of the Local Government Act 1972, and covered approximately the same geographic extent as the ancient Principality of Deheubarth, although excluding the Gower Peninsula and the area west of the River Tawe; it was formed from the administrative counties (which corresponded to the ancient counties) of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and was divided into the following local government districts: from Cardiganshire: Ceredigion; from Carmarthenshire: Carmarthen, Dinefwr, Llanelli; from Pembrokeshire: Preseli, South Pembroke; the county town and administrative headquarters of Dyfed was Carmarthen; 51° 56ʹ 24ʺ N, 4° 30ʹ 36ʺ W; 51.94, -4.51) Preserved counties of Wales (The preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for the ceremonial purposes of lieutenancy and shrievalty; they are based on the counties created by the Local Government Act 1972 and used for local government and other purposes between 1974 and 1996)
    • found: Wikipedia, 8 October 2015:Ceredigion (Ceredigion is a county in Mid Wales; the county was created as Cardiganshire (Welsh: Sir Aberteifi) in 1282, in the area of the former Kingdom of Ceredigion; the historic county was abolished in 1974 and reconstituted in 1996 as Ceredigion; between 1888 and 1974, the county was governed by Cardiganshire County Council, which took over the functions of county administration from the Quarter Sessions court in 1889; the county was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, and it was succeeded by the district of Ceredigion in the new county of Dyfed; this district became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996 under the name of Cardiganshire; to change its name back to Ceredigion the following day; it has, apart from minor realignments, identical borders to the former county; 52° 15ʹ 10ʺ N, 4° 0ʹ 1ʺ W; 52.252778, -4.000278)
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    • [Includes old catalog entries: Dyfed; Dyfed, Wales]
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    • 1980-11-21: new
    • 2015-10-14: revised
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