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Carmarthenshire

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Carmarthenshire principal area
Image:WalesCarmarthenshire.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 3rd
2,395 km²
? %
Admin HQCarmarthen
ISO 3166-2GB-CMN
ONS code00NU
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 4th
172,842
72 / km²
Ethnicity99.7% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 3rd
63.6%
Politics
Carmarthenshire County Council
http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/
ControlLabour Party (UK)
+ Independents
MPsNick Ainger
Nia Griffith
Adam Price
AMsChristine Gwyther
Catherine Thomas
Rhodri Glyn Thomas
(Constituency)
Mid and West Wales
(Regional)
MEPsWales

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Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. Its main towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford.

Traditional Carmarthenshire

The county is bounded to the north by Cardiganshire, to the east by Brecknockshire and Glamorganshire, to the south by the Bristol Channel and to the west by Pembrokeshire. Carmarthenshire is the largest county in Wales, with a population of approximately 170,000, 55% of whom are Welsh speakers. The surface generally is upland and mountainous. Fforest Fawr and Black Mountain extend into the east of the county and the Cambrian Mountains into the north. The south coast contains many fishing villages and sandy beaches. The highest point is Carmarthen Fau, 2,525 feet (770 m).

Principal towns are Ammanford, Burry Port, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Llanelli, Llandeilo, and Llandovery, Sandy, St. Clears, Whitland, Pendine. The main rivers are the Tywi, the Lougher (which forms the eastern boundary with Glamorgan), and the Gwendraeth Fawr. The principal industries are agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism.

Towns and villages

Places of interest


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