Place:Carmarthenshire, Wales

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NameCarmarthenshire
Alt namesCarmarthensource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
County of Carmarthensource: GENUKI
Sir Caerfyrddinsource: GENUKI
Sir Gaerfyrddinsource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Principal area
Coordinates51.83°N 4.33°W
Located inWales     ( - 1974)
See alsoDyfed, Walesadministrative county 1974-1996
Contained Places
Borough (municipal)
Carmarthen
Kidwelly
Llandovery
Llanelli
Chapelry
Cwmaman
Civil parish
East Cilrhedyn ( 1894 - 1974 )
Llandeilo
County town
Carmarthen
Hundred
Amgoed Commute
Caeo Commute
Caeo Hundred
Carnwyllion Commute
Carnwyllion Hundred
Catheiniog Hundred
Cedweli Commute
Cedweli Hundred
Derllys Commute
Derllys Hundred
Elfed Commute
Elfed Hundred
Emlyn Is Cuch Commute
Emlyn Uwch Cuch Commute
Gwidigada Commute
Hirfryn Commute
Is Cennen Hundred
Mabelfyw Commute
Mabudrud Commute
Maenordeilo Commute
Mallaen Commute
Penrhyn Commute
Perfedd Commute
Perfedd Hundred
Peuliniog Commute
Talacharn Commute
Talacharn Lordship
Ystlwyf Commute
Inhabited place
Abergwili
Betws
Blaenafon
Brechfa
Bryn-amman
Caio
Cross Hands
Cynwyl Elfed
Furnace
Glanamman
Hendy
Laugharne
Llanarthney
Llanboidy
Llandissilio
Llandybie
Llanfynydd
Llangadog
Llangennech
Llangynllo
Llanpumsaint
Llansawel
Llanwrda
Llanybydder
Llwynhendy
Lynn
Pembrey
Pencader
Pendine
Penygroes
Pontyberem
Pumsaint
Sandy
St Clears
Talley
Whitland
Parish (ancient)
Cilrhedyn ( - 1894 )
Llandeilo
Registration district
Carmarthen Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Lampeter Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Llandilofawr Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Llandovery Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Llanelly Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Narberth Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Newcastle In Emlyn Registration District ( 1837 - 1935 )
Rural district
Carmarthen Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Llandeilo Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Llandilofawr Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Llandovery Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Llanelli Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Llanybyther Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Newcastle Emlyn Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Newcastle in Emlyn Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Whitland Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Unknown
Aber-nant
Brynaman
Caeo
Carway
Cenarth
Cil-y-cwm
Cilymaenllwyd
Cwarter Bach
Cwm-twrch
Cyffig
Cynghordy
Dafen
Derwydd
Dynevor
Eglwys Fair a Churig
Eglwys Gymyn
Egremont
Felin-foel
Gwynfe
Halfway
Henllan
Henllanfallteg
Is Cennen
Llan-dawg
Llan-gain
Llan-gan East
Llan-gan
Llan-llwch
Llan-non
Llan-y-bri
Llan-y-crwys
Llanarthne
Llanddarog
Llanddeusant
Llanddowror
Llandeilo Abercywyn
Llandeilo Fawr
Llandingad
Llandyfaelog
Llandyfeisant
Llanedi
Llanegwad
Llanfair-ar-y-bryn
Llanfihangel Aberbythych
Llanfihangel Abercywyn
Llanfihangel Cilfargen
Llanfihangel Iorath
Llanfihangel Rhos-y-corn
Llangathen
Llangeler
Llanglydwen
Llangyndeyrn
Llangynin
Llangynnwr
Llangynog
Llanllawddog
Llanllwni
Llansadwrn
Llansadyrnin
Llansteffan
Llanwinio
Marros
Meidrum
Merthyr
Myddfai
Nantgaredig
Newchurch
Pantgwyn
Pen-boyr
Pencarreg
Rhos-maen
Rhydargaeau
St. Ishmael
St. Peter
Taliaris
Tre-lech a'r Betws
Tumble
Tŷ-croes
Upper Tumble
Ystrad Tywi
Ystrad-ffin
Urban district
Ammanford
Burryport
Cwmaman
Llandeilo
Newcastle Emlyn
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE:Carmarthenshire in the south of Wales and Caernarvonshire in the north of Wales should not be confused.


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Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is now a unitary authority in the southwest of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties of Wales. The three largest towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford. Carmarthen is the county town and administrative centre of Carmarthenshire, but the most populous settlement is Llanelli.

Carmarthenshire is mainly an agricultural county, apart from the southeastern part which at one time was heavily industrialised with coal mining, steel-making and tin-plating. In the north of the county the woollen industry was very important in the 18th century. Nowadays the economy of the county depends on agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. With the decline in its industrial base and the low profitability of the livestock sector, Carmarthenshire is economically one of the worst-performing regions in the United Kingdom.

Carmarthenshire became an administrative county with a county council taking over functions from the Quarter Sessions under the Local Government Act 1888. This paved the way for the setting up of urban districts and rural districts six years later under the Local Government Act 1894.

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the administrative county of Carmarthenshire was abolished on 1 April 1974 and the area of Carmarthenshire became three "districts" (district municipalities) within the new county of Dyfed: Carmarthen, Dinefwr and Llanelli.

With the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, Dyfed was abolished on 1 April 1996 and Carmarthenshire was re-established as a county (this time described as a Principal Area which was also a unitary authority. The three districts in Dyfed were disbanded. In 2003, the Clynderwen community (or parish) council area was transferred to the neighbouring administrative county of Pembrokeshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Carmarthenshire.

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