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Ceredigion (Wales)


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    • us: County of Ceredigion (Wales)
    • us: Sir Ceredigion (Wales)
    • us: Ceredigion (Wales : County)
    • us: Ceredigion (Wales : District)
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    • found: Cyfoeth y Cardi, 1995: t.p. (Ceredigion) p. 10 (on old map: Cardiganshire; Sir Aberteifi, named for Cardigan town, in Welsh Aberteifi)
    • found: Yr Enfys, Winter 1996/97: p. 8 (counties in Wales reorg. into 22 unitary authorities on 4/1/96; Dyfed split into Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire; the latter uses only the Welsh form Ceredigion)
    • found: Living in rural Wales, 1993: (Ceredigion)
    • found: Barth. Gaz. of places in Brit. (Ceredigion, admin. dist.)
    • found: GEOnet, 8 October 2015 (Ceredigion (approved and short); County of Ceredigion (approved); Sir Ceredigion (approved); variant names: Aberteifi, Cardigan, Cardiganshire, Cardinganshire; geopolitical entity name: United Kingdom; first-order administrative division name: Ceredigion (English), Ceredigion, Sir (Welsh); 52° 15ʹ 00ʺ N, 004° 00ʹ 00ʺ W; 52.25 [N], -4 [W]; first-order administrative division)
    • 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; Aberystwyth, which is the largest town, is one of the two administrative centres, the other being Aberaeron; 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) Local Government Act 1972 (an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974; new counties in Wales included: Dyfed, from existing geographic counties Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire)
    • found: Wikipedia, 9 October 2015: Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth (Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales)
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