principal area in south-west Wales

Carmarthenshire (/kərˈmɑːrðənʃər, -ʃɪər/;[1] Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin; [siːr gɑːɨrˈvərðɪn] or informally Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in southwest Wales, and one of the historic counties of Wales. The largest town in Carmarthenshire is Carmarthen, a market town with a population of 14,000. The area has many farms, and the land is very rural and has many hills. There are many towns, such as Llanelli and Ammanford.


  1. "Carmarthenshire", British & World English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionaries Online