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Merionethshire(mĕr'ēŏn`əthshər, –shĭr'), former county, NW Wales. In 1974 most of Merionethshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of GwyneddGwynedd
, 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 Anglesey and the loss of its northeastern section
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, former county, N Wales, created in 1974 from Flintshire and parts of Denbighshire and Merionethshire. It was dissolved in 1996 and divided among the unitary authorities of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Conwy, and Powys.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a former county in northwestern Wales, in the basin of the Wnion and Dee rivers. Area, 1,700 sq km; population, 35,300 (1971). The administrative center was Dolgellau. In 1974, Merionethshire became part of the new county of Gwynedd.
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(until 1974) a county of N Wales, now part of Gwynedd
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