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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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Council chiefs in Gwynedd have now unveiled a suite of projects to create employment, support businesses, keep money local and support young people to stay in the area.
e Gwynedd council housing portfolio holder Cllr Craig ab Iago said the authority was looking "push the boundaries" by ensuring more housing is allocated to people -to | Cllr Craig proposed new the emphasis housing needs with strong connections to the county.
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The Gwynedd Business Week 2019, held between 20 and 24 May, will provide an opportunity to showcase and promote local business successes as well as providing a great chance for companies to come together to network and exchange ideas for the future.
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Housing association Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) is offering community and voluntary groups the chance to apply for funding of up to pounds 10,000 towards events, training, improving local facilities and schemes to improve local surroundings.
With the closing date of Tuesday, April 30 approaching, all independently-owned businesses located in Gwynedd are being invited to submit their entries to be in with a chance of winning and gaining recognition for their success and contribution to the local economy.
It is interesting to note that the council's own Performance Report for 2014-15 says that "only 28% of Gwynedd residents felt that they could influence decisions in their local community".
As a retired Gwynedd councillor he must be aware that when the Plaid Cymru big shots on the council dropped their bombshell by suddenly announcing they intended to close, in one fell swoop, 27 primary schools in Meirionnydd and Dwyfor, two of the poorest areas in Gwynedd, quite a number of his fellow councillors, of varying political persuasions, refused point blank to support this measure.
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