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Flintshire

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Flintshire principal area
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Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 12th
438 km²
? %
Admin HQMold
ISO 3166-2GB-FLN
ONS code00NJ
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 6th
148,594
339 / km²
Ethnicity97.8% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 12th
21.4%
Politics
Flintshire County Council
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/
ControlLabour
MPsDavid Hanson
Mark Tami
AMsSandy Mewies
Carl Sargeant
(Constituency)
North Wales
(Regional)
MEPsWales

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Arms of Flintshire

Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a traditional county and principal area in northern Wales.

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Principal area

The current administrative area of Flintshire - now known as a unitary authority - came into existence in 1996, when the former administrative county of Clwyd was split into three smaller areas.

Geography

It borders, in England, Merseyside (across the River Dee) and Cheshire, and in Wales, Wrexham and Denbighshire.

Places in the principal area include:

Traditional Flintshire

The historic county does not have the same boundaries as administrative Flintshire; in particular it has a large exclave called Maelor Saesneg, it also includes Prestatyn and Rhyl which are now administered by Denbighshire.

Geography

Flintshire is a maritime county bounded to the north by the Irish Sea, to the northeast by the Dee estuary, to the east by Cheshire and to the south and southwest by Denbighshire. Maelor Saesneg is bounded on the northwest by Denbighshire, on the northeast by Cheshire, and on the south by Shropshire. There is a further small detached part around Marford.

Flintshire is the smallest county in Wales. The coast along the Dee estuary is heavily developed by industry and the north coast much developed for tourism. The Clwydian Mountains occupy much of the west of the county. The highest point is Moel Fammau (1,820 feet). The chief towns are Bangor-is-y-coed, Buckley, Connah's Quay, Flint, Holywell, Mold, Prestatyn, Queensferry, Rhyl, Shotton and St. Asaph. The main rivers are the Dee (the estuary of which forms much of the coast) and the Clwyd. The main industries are steelworking, agriculture and tourism.

Places of special interest: Flint Castle (Template:Gbmapping); Hawarden Castle (Template:Gbmapping); Rhuddlan Castle (Template:Gbmapping); St. Asaph Cathedral (Template:Gbmapping); Sun Centre, Rhyl (Template:Gbmapping); Welsh Ewloe Castle (Template:Gbmapping); Wepre Country Park, Connah's Quay (Template:Gbmapping).

Fairtrade

On November 19, 2004, Flintshire was granted Fairtrade County status.


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