Dyfed

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Dyfed
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Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest.

During local government reorganisation in 1974, the newly-created administrative county covering Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire was given the name Dyfed.

It was divided into six districts, namely Carmarthen, Ceredigion, Dinefwr, Llanelli, Preseli, South Pembroke.

However, further reorganisation of local government on April 1, 1996, involving the creation of unitary authorities resulted in a return to the status quo, and Dyfed was dissolved into its original component counties.

The name survives as a ceremonial preserved county, and in that of institutions such as Dyfed-Powys Police.

The name Dyfed is also a Welsh (man's) forename.


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