Carmarthenshire(redirected from Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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Carmarthenshire,Welsh Sir Gaerfyrddin, county, 926 sq mi (2,398 sq km), S Wales. In 1974, Carmarthenshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of DyfedDyfed
, former county, W Wales. It was created in the 1974 administrative reorganization of Wales from the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire, but in 1996 the county was dissolved and the unitary authorities of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and
..... Click the link for more information. , but in 1996 Dyfed was dissolved and Carmarthenshire was restored as a unitary authority. The National Botanical Garden of Wales is located in Llanarthne.
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a county of S Wales, formerly part of Dyfed (1974--96): on Carmarthen Bay, with the Cambrian Mountains in the N: generally agricultural (esp dairying). Administrative centre: Carmarthen. Pop.: 176 000 (2003 est.). Area: 2398 sq. km (926 sq. miles)
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