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Welsh Sir Benfro, county, 614 sq mi (1,590 sq km), SW Wales. In 1974, the county of Pembrokeshire 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
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, but in 1996 Dyfed was dissolved and Pembrokeshire was restored as a unitary authority.
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a county of SW Wales, on the Irish Sea and the Bristol Channel: formerly (1974--96) part of Dyfed: a hilly peninsula with a deeply indented coast: tourism, agriculture, oil refining. Administrative centre: Haverfordwest. Pop.: 116 300 (2003 est.). Area: 1589 sq. km (614 sq. miles)
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But despite its fame - and location - being known around the world, the National Trust appears to think Gower is in Pembrokeshire.
Then it was backs to the wall but the North held out and then rolled Pembrokeshire back to leave manager Kevin Whitehead delighted and contemplating a first Welsh Counties Cup since 1967.
"This meeting will give our members the opportunity to question Preseli Pembrokeshire National Assembly for Wales candidates on the agricultural and rural issues that matter to them."
"As a farmer's daughter raised in Pembrokeshire, I recently returned home to live and teach sport in Cardigan Secondary School.
Just six miles from the beautiful, rugged Pembrokeshire coastline, it makes an ideal course as part of a golf holiday.
These days everyone seems to want to surf, which is hardly surprising as it's one of the coolest sports on the planet and Pembrokeshire is a great place to surf, with beaches facing the Atlantic swell.
But phone signals apart, Pembrokeshire is a great place, and if you have not visited, put it at the top of your bucket list.
Pembrokeshire Council first gave the scheme the go-ahead in July 2003, followed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park who gave planning permission in January 2004 on the scheme, which incorporates a small area of coastal park land.
The Prince's Trust operated the facility until recently and Pembrokeshire County Council is now offering the site with potential for existing use or as a redevelopment opportunity, subject to planning.
And it's not just the natural world that Pembrokeshire has to offer, as there's a lively vein of pubs, bars and restaurants dotted all around the county, stocked with great local seafood, cheeses and wines.
Describing the Pembrokeshire coast, Sarah Bruning said: "Horseback riding is a popular excursion for visitors to the UK's only coastal national park, which also features a number of stunning natural formations, such as the Green Bridge of Wales."

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