Historic counties of Wales

geographical designations for areas of Wales, based on historical traditions

The thirteen historic counties of Wales have been used for many purposes for hundreds of years. Today, the counties are different, and there are now 22 principal areas instead. Some of the names of the old counties are used in the principal areas.[1] The historic counties can also be called "ancient counties".[2]

List change

References change

  1. Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Aspects of Britain: Local Government, (1996)
  2. Vision of Britain – Type details for ancient county. Retrieved 19 October 2006.