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Powys (Wales)


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    • us: County of Powys (Wales)
    • us: Sir Powys (Wales)
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        Unitary authority
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        Principal area
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        Preserved county
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        First-order administrative division
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    • found: Great Britain. Ordnance Survey. Powys, 1973.
    • found: BL hdg. (Powys (Wales))
    • found: Webster's new geog. dict., 1984: p. 977 (Powys; county, E Wales; includes former Brecknock, Montgomery, and Radnor counties)
    • found: GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 52°20ʹ00ʺN 003°25ʹ00ʺW)
    • found: GEOnet, 30 October 2017 (Powys (approved and short); County of Powys (approved); Sir Powys (approved); geopolitical entity name: United Kingdom; first-order administrative division name: Powys (English and Welsh); 52° 20ʹ 00ʺ N, 003° 25ʹ 00ʺ W; 52.333333 [N], -3.416667 [W]; first-order administrative division)
    • found: Powys County Council website, 31 October 2017: welcome page (Powys; Sir Powys; text in Welsh and English) {http://www.powys.gov.uk/}
    • found: Wikipedia, 30 October 2017: Powys (Powys; a principal area, local-government county, and preserved county in Mid Wales; named after the successor Kingdom of Powys, which formed after the Romans withdrew from Britain; covers the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire (Breconshire), and a small part of Denbighshire; originally created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, and originally had Montgomery and Radnor and Brecknock as districts under it; on 1 April 1996, the districts were abolished, and Powys was reconstituted as a unitary authority, with a minor border adjustment in the north-east; administrative headquarters: Llandrindod Wells; government: Powys County Council; 52° 18ʹ 0ʺ N, 3° 25ʹ 0ʺ W; 52.3 [N], -3.416667 [W])
    • found: Wikipedia, 31 October 2017: Local government in Wales (Principal areas of Wales: there are 22 principal areas in Wales; came into being on 1 April 1996 by virtue of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. 19); eleven are named as counties, including Powys)
    • found: Wikipedia, 31 October 2017: Preserved counties of Wales (preserved counties of Wales: 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, 31 October 2017: Montgomeryshire (Montgomeryshire; one of thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales; today constitutes the northern part of the principal area of Powys; 1889-1974, became an administrative county with a county council, Montgomeryshire County Council, seated in Montgomery; local government reforms in 1974 combined the administrative areas of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, and Breconshire to form a new administrative county, Powys; Montgomeryshire became a district of Powys, with its administrative headquarters in Newtown and Montgomeryshire District Council; further local government reform in 1996 abolished district councils in Wales, making Powys a unitary authority; the Montgomeryshire area continues to have an administrative/political function as one of the three committee areas used by Powys Council, along with the other two historic counties (Radnorshire and Breconshire); these committee areas are often referred to by the county council as "shires")
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Covers old catalog headings: Powys; Powys, Wales]
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-02-05: new
    • 2017-11-01: revised
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