Place:Flintshire (principal area), Wales

NameFlintshire (principal area)
TypePrincipal area
Located inWales     (1996 - )
Also located inClwyd, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoFlintshire, Waleshistoric county (county until 1974) covering present-day Flintshire and more
Contained Places
County town
Mold ( 1996 - )
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a principal area of Wales, often known as a county. It was created by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. It is in northeast Wales, bordering the English county of Cheshire to the east, Denbighshire to the west and Wrexham County Borough to the south. It is named after the historic county of Flintshire which existed until 1974 and had notably different borders.

Flintshire is considered part of the Welsh Marches and formed part of the historic Earldom of Chester and Flint. The county is governed by Flintshire County Council.

The largest town in the county is Connah's Quay, followed by Flint, Buckley and Mold.

Research tips

  • Some words in Welsh come up time and time again and you may want to know what they mean or how to pronounce them. For example,
    "Eglwys" is a church and the prefix "Llan" is a parish.
    "w" and "y" are used as vowels in Welsh.
    "Ll" is pronounced either "cl" or "hl" or somewhere in between. "dd" sounds like "th".
    The single letter "Y" is "the" and "Yn" means "in".
    "uwch" means "above"; "isod" is "below" or "under";
    "gwch" is "great", "ychydig" is "little";
    "cwm" is a "valley".
In both Welsh and English all these words are commonly used in place names in the UK. Place names are often hyphenated, or two words are combined into one. Entering your problem phrase into Google Search, including the term "meaning in Welsh", will lead you to Google's quick translation guide. I'm no authority; these are just things I have picked up while building up this gazetteer for WeRelate.

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