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Glamorgan Preparatory School
, HQ = Cardiff , Government = Glamorgan County Council (1889–1974) , Origin= , Code = GLA , CodeName = Chapman code , Replace = * West Glamorgan * Mid Glamorgan * South Glamorgan , Motto = ("He who suffered, conquered") , Image = Flag of Glamorgan, Flag adopted in 2013 , Map = ''Ancient extent of Glamorgan'' , Arms = , PopulationFirst = 326,254 , PopulationFirstYear = 1861 , AreaFirst = , AreaFirstYear = 1861 , DensityFirst = 1.7/acre , DensityFirstYear = 1861 , PopulationSecond = 1,120,910Vision of Britain Glamorgan populationarea
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Cardiff
Cardiff (; cy, Caerdydd ) is the capital city of Wales and a Local government in Wales, county. Officially known as the City and County of Cardiff, it is the United Kingdom's eleventh-largest city and the main commercial centre of Wales. Cardiff is the base for the Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament, Senedd (Welsh Parliament), most national cultural institutions and the majority of the Welsh media. At the 2011 census, the Local government in Wales, unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in the National Geographic (magazine), ''National Geographic'' magazine's list of alternative tourist destinations. Cardiff is the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. Cardiff is the county town of the Historic counties of Wales, historic county of Glamorgan, and, between 1974 and 1996, South Glamorgan. Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of ...
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Normans
The Normans (Norman Norman or Normans may refer to: Ethnic and cultural identity * The Normans The Normans (Norman language, Norman: ''Normaunds''; french: Normands; la, Nortmanni/Normanni) were inhabitants of the early medieval Duchy of Normandy, descended from ...: ''Normaunds''; french: Normands; la, Nortmanni/Normanni) were a population Population typically refers the number of people in a single area whether it be a city or town, region, country, or the world. Governments typically quantify the size of the resident population within their jurisdiction by a process called a ... arising in the medieval Duchy of Normandy The Duchy of Normandy grew out of the 911 Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte A treaty is a formal, legally binding written agreement between actors in international law. It is usually entered into by sovereign states and international organizati ... from the intermingling between Norse Norse is demonym for Norsemen, a medieval North Germanic ...
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Craig Y Llyn
Craig y Llyn (Welsh, 'rock/cliff of the lake') is a mountain situated to the south of the village of Rhigos Rhigos () is a small village on the saddle of higher ground between the Vale of Neath The Vale of Neath (or Neath Valley, Welsh Welsh may refer to: Related to Wales * Welsh, referring or related to Wales * Welsh language, a Brittonic Celtic langua ... in the Cynon Valley Cynon Valley () is a former coal mining valley in Wales. Cynon Valley lies between Rhondda and the Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Valley and takes its name from the River Cynon. Aberdare is located in the north of the valley and Mountain Ash, Rhondd ... on the south side of the upper Vale of Neath The Vale of Neath (or Neath Valley, Welsh Welsh may refer to: Related to Wales * Welsh, referring or related to Wales * Welsh language, a Brittonic Celtic language of the Indo-European language family, indigenous to the British Isles, spoken in Wa ... and north of the Rhondda Valleys in South Wales; it is the h ...
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Swansea
Swansea (; cy, Abertawe ) is a coastal City status in the United Kingdom, city and the List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, second-largest city of Wales. It forms a Principal areas of Wales, principal area, officially known as the City and County of Swansea ( cy, links=no, Dinas a Sir Abertawe) and the city is the List of cities in the United Kingdom, twenty-fifth largest in the United Kingdom. Located along Swansea Bay in the South West Wales, south-west of Wales, with the principal area covering the Gower Peninsula, it is part of the Swansea Bay City Region, Historic counties of Wales, historic county of Glamorgan and the ancient Welsh commote of Gŵyr. The principal area is the second most List of Welsh principal areas by population, populous local authority area in Wales with a population of est. 312,872 in 2021. Swansea, along with Neath and Port Talbot, forms the Swansea Urban Area with a population of 300,352 in 2011. During the 19th-century industrial heyday, Swa ...
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Capital City
A capital or capital city is the municipality A municipality is usually a single administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, ... holding primary status in a department Department may refer to: * Departmentalization, division of a larger organization into parts with specific responsibility Government and military *Department (country subdivision), a geographical and administrative division within a country, for e ..., country A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organized by some form of Institutionalisation, institutionalized social ..., state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Dep ...
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Bristol Channel
The Bristol Channel ( cy, Môr Hafren) is a major inlet An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of water, body of salt water, such as a Sound (geography), sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh. Overview In sea coasts, ... in the island of Great Britain Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of , it is the largest of the British Isles, the List of European islands by area, largest European island, and the List of i ..., separating South Wales South Wales ( cy, De Cymru) is a loosely defined region of Wales bordered by England to the east and mid Wales to the north. It has a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in Cardiff, ... from Devon Devon (, archaically known as Devonshire) is a county A county is a geographical region of a coun ...
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Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire (; cy, Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally ') is a in , and one of the . The three largest towns are , and . Carmarthen is the and administrative centre. The county is known as the "Garden of Wales" and is also home to the . Carmarthenshire has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The county town was founded by the Romans, and the region was part of the Principality of in the . After invasion by the Normans in the 12th and 13th centuries it was , along with other parts of Wales, by . There was further unrest in the early 15th century, when the Welsh rebelled under , and during the . Carmarthenshire is mainly an agricultural county, apart from the southeastern part which was once heavily industrialised with coal mining, steel-making and tin-plating. In the north of the county, the woollen industry was very important in the 18th century. The economy depends on agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. West Wales was identified in 2014 as the worst-performin ...
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Monmouthshire (historic)
, Status= Historic countyCeremonial county The counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England and informally known as ceremonial counties, are areas of England to which lord-lieutenant, lord-lieutenants are appointed. Lega ... (until 1974)Administrative county An administrative county was a first-level administrative division in England and Wales from 1888 to 1974, and in Ireland from 1899 until either 1973 (in Northern Ireland) or 2002 (in the Republic of Ireland). They are now abolished, although most N ... (1889–1974) , Start= 1535 , Origin= Laws in Wales Act 1535 Law is a system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole. A system, surrounded and influenced by its environment, is described by its boundaries, ... , Motto= Faithful to both (Utri ...
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Brecknockshire
Brecknockshire ( cy, Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county. Named after its county town of Brecon (archaically "Brecknock"), the county is mountainous and primarily rural. Geography Brecknockshire is bounded to the north by Radnorshire, to the east by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire (historic), Monmouthshire, to the south by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and to the west by Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, Cardiganshire. The county is predominantly rural and mountainous. The Black Mountains, Wales, Black Mountains occupy the southeast of the area, the Brecon Beacons the central region, Fforest Fawr the southwest and Mynydd Epynt the north. The highest point is Pen y Fan, 2907 ft (886 m). The River Wye traces nearly the whole of the northern boundary, and the River Usk, Usk flows in an easterly direction through the central valley. The main town ...
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Gower Peninsula
Gower ( cy, Gŵyr) or the Gower Peninsula () in southwest The points of the compass are the vectors by which planet A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or Stellar evolution#Stellar remnants, stellar remnant that is massive enough to be Hydrostatic equilibrium, rounded by its own gravity ... Wales Wales ( cy, Cymru ) is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the Wales–England border, east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It ..., projects towards the Bristol Channel The Bristol Channel ( cy, Môr Hafren) is a major inlet An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of salt water, such as a sound In physics, sound .... It is the most westerly part of the historic county of Glamorgan , HQ = Cardiff Cardiff (; cy, Caerdydd ...
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South Wales Valleys
The South Wales Valleys ( cy, Cymoedd De Cymru) are a group of industrialised peri-urban valleys in South Wales South Wales ( cy, De Cymru) is a loosely defined region of Wales Wales ( cy, Cymru ) is a Countries of the United Kingdom, country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the Wales–England border, east, the Iri .... Most of the valleys run northsouth, roughly parallel to each other. Commonly referred to as "The Valleys" ( cy, Y Cymoedd), they stretch from Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire (; cy, Sir Gaerfyrddin; or informally ') is a in , and one of the . The three largest towns are , and . Carmarthen is the and administrative centre. The county is known as the "Garden of Wales" and is also home to the . C ... in the west to Monmouthshire Monmouthshire ( cy, Sir Fynwy) is a Local government in Wales#Principal areas, county in the South East Wales, south-east of Wales. The name derives from the Monmouthshire (histor ...
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County Borough
County borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a sovereign state A sovereign state is a political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organized by some f ..., to refer to a borough A borough is an administrative division in various English language, English-speaking countries. In principle, the term ''borough'' designates a self-governing walled town, although in practice, official use of the term varies widely. History ... or a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd edition. London: Routledge. It can be defined as a ... independent of county council A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area k ...
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