Place:Brecon, Breconshire, Wales

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NameBrecon
TypeUrban district, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.95°N 3.383°W
Located inBreconshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inPowys, Wales     (1974 - )
Contained Places
Cemetery
Brecon Cathedral
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Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales, with a population in 2001 of 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census. Historically it was the county town of Brecknockshire (Breconshire); although its role as such was eclipsed with the formation of the County of Powys, it remains an important local centre. Brecon is the third-largest town in Powys, after Newtown and Ystradgynlais. It lies north of the Brecon Beacons mountain range, but is just within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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