Ceredigion is a county in Mid Wales. The county was created as Cardiganshire in 1282 in the area of the former Kingdom of Ceredigion. The historic county was abolished in 1974 and reconstituted in 1996 as Ceredigion. The county had a population of 75,900 at the 2011 UK census. Aberystwyth is the largest town and one of two administrative centres, along with Aberaeron.