Gwynedd

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Gwynedd

(gwĭn`ĕth, gwŭn`–), county, 984 sq mi (2,548 sq km), NW Wales. Established as a county in 1974 through the union of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, and parts of Denbighshire and Merionethshire, Gwynedd was reduced in 1996 by the separation of AngleseyAnglesey
or Anglesea
, island and county (1985 est. pop. 68,800), 278 sq mi (719 sq km), NW Wales. Beaumaris is the chief town. It is a region of low, rolling hills. The principal industries are agriculture and stock raising.
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 and the loss of its northeastern section to Conwy. Caernarvon, the administrative center, is where the Prince of Wales is invested; Bangor is an educational center with a university. Much of the county, excepting the Lleyn Peninsula, lies within Snowdonia National Park.

Gwynedd

a county of NW Wales, formed in 1974 from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, part of Denbighshire, and most of Merionethshire; lost Anglesey and part of the NE in 1996: generally mountainous with many lakes, much of it lying in Snowdonia National Park. Administrative centre: Caernarfon. Pop.: 117 500 (2003 est.). Area: 2550 sq. km (869 sq. miles)
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WILLIAMS - BETTY EILEEN, Ionawr 6ed, 2012, yn dawel yn Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor yng nghwmni ei theulu ac o 1 Bro Rhiwen, Rhiwlas, Bangor yn 68 mlwydd oed.
He was remanded until October 24, with conditions of bail that he lives at Bro Rhiwen, Rhiwlas, Bangor, does not contact the complainant, does not enter Towyn and reports to Bangor police each week.
Ac yn hwyr y nos weithiau byddai Sian a minnau yn eistedd ar waelod y grisiau yng nghyntedd y ty, efo'r drws ffrynt yn agored, planced dros ein 'sgwyddau, yn sgwrsio'n dawel a syllu tuag at Foelyci a Moel Rhiwen, a'u llethrau'n dywyll yn erbyn glesni'r nos.
Residents of a property in Bro Rhiwen, Rhiwlas, near Bangor, found two inches of water inside the house.
In pre-tunnel days, when we went that way on our annual outing with the Rhiwen buses -- re-chassied versions of ex-infantry lorries from the Western Front, hand craked and solid tyred -- we had to go over the top along the coaching road.