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Pembrokeshire

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Pembrokeshire principal area
Image:WalesPembrokeshire.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 5th
1,590 km²
? %
Admin HQHaverfordwest
ISO 3166-2GB-PEM
ONS code00NS
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 14th
114,131
72 / km²
Ethnicity99.8% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 8th
29.4%
Politics
Pembrokeshire Council
http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
ControlIndependent
MPsNick Ainger
Stephen Crabb
AMsChristine Gwyther
Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey
(Constituency)
Mid and West Wales
(Regional)
MEPsWales

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Arms of Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom.

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Traditional Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, washed by the sea on all sides except in the north where it is bounded by Cardiganshire and in the east where it is bounded by Carmarthenshire. Population 112,000. The highest point is at Wadbury Hill (974 ft). The county looks out to sea on three sides, taking in 170 miles of magnificent coastline comprising important seabird breeding sites and numerous bays and sandy beaches. Almost all of the coast is included in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. In the north are the Prescelly Mountains, a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoic monuments. Elsewhere the county is relatively flat, most of the land being used for lowland farming. Oil tankers dock in the deep estuarine waters of Milford Haven. The chief rivers are the Eastern Cleddau, the Western Cleddau and the Solva. The main industries are tourism, agriculture and oil refining.

History

The county was founded in 1282 by order of Edward I, has long been split between its anglicized south (known as "Little England beyond Wales") and its Welsh north.

Administration

Between 1888 and 1974 the county had an elected county council for the first time. Between 1974 and 1996 the county was administered as two districts (South Pembroke and Preseli) of the administrative county of Dyfed. Since 1996 it has been a unitary authority.

See the list of places in Pembrokeshire for villages, towns and cities in Pembrokeshire.

Places of interest

External links


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