- This category leads to websites for the county borough of Gwynedd in North West of Wales,
- which includes the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon at 3,560 feet (1,085 metres).
- Two thirds of the population speak Welsh, a greater percentage than any other county.
- The name Gwynedd, is taken from the ancient Kingdom of North Wales since the Roman withdrawal,
- when led by Cunedda Wledig, from which the name Gwynedd is derived.
- The name was resurrected in 1996, following the division of Wales into its 22 unitary authorities, and applied
- to the smaller area, mainly from the ceremonial counties of Caernarvonshire and Merionethshire.
- The most northern part of the kingdom, is now the unitary authority Isle of Anglesey,
- leaving the north west boundary along the Menai Strait, between Bangor and Caernarfon.
- Gwynedd extends into the Irish Sea, along the Lleyn Peninsula, represented by Nefyn on
- its north coast, to Bardsey Island off the coast from Aberdaron.
- From the west, along the south coast are Abersoch, Pwllheli & Porthmadog.
- South across the mouth of Afon Dylif from Porthmadog is the west coast of old county
- of Merionethshire, represented by Harlech.
- Gwynedd extends along the west coast, south to Aberdovey, where the mouth of
- the Dovey separates the county from Ceredigion at Abersoch, Pwllheli & Borth.
- Inland the Dovey forms the boundary with Powys at Machynlleth, through the Dyfi Forest
- and including Bala to the boundary at Glan-yr-afon, before Denbighshire at Corwen.
- Then northwest, the boundary with Conwy County Borough, envelops Blaenau Ffestiniog,
- Llanberis and Bethesda, before reaching the north coast between Llanfairfechan and Bangor.
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Provides Caernarfon and Gwynedd news, sport, videos, classified ads, jobs, forums and blogs.
Information source for the local community as well as for visitors to the area.
Natur Llyn Nature
Bilingual educational resource on bio-diversity in Gwynedd. Contains local names and picture galleries of plant, insect and marine life.
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