Powys

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Powys principal area
Image:WalesPowys.png
Geography
Area
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 1st
5,196 km²
? %
Admin HQLlandrindod Wells
ISO 3166-2GB-POW
ONS code00NN
Demographics
Population
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 11th
126,354
24 / km²
Ethnicity99.3% White
Welsh language
- Any skills
Ranked 7th
30.1%
Politics
Powys Council
http://www.powys.gov.uk/
ControlIndependent
MPsMartyn Jones
Lembit Ípik
Roger Williams
AMsKaren Sinclair
Mick Bates
Kirsty Williams (Constituency)
North Wales (Part),
Mid and West Wales (Part)
(Regional)
MEPsWales

Powys is a local government principal area in Wales, over 2000 sq. m. in size. It covers the areas of the traditional counties of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. It was created in the local government reform of 1974, and originally had Montgomery and Radnor and Brecknock as districts under it. In 1996 it became a unitary authority, with a minor border adjustment in the north-east.

This area is named after the older Welsh kingdom of Powys, which occupied roughly the same area, and came to an end when it was absorbed into the kingdom of Gwynedd by Hywel Dda.

See the list of places in Powys for all towns and villages in Powys.

Places of interest

Powys from 1974-1996
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External links


United Kingdom | Wales | Principal areas of Wales Flag of Wales

Anglesey | Blaenau Gwent | Bridgend | Caerphilly | Cardiff | Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Conwy | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Gwynedd | Merthyr Tydfil | Monmouthshire | Neath Port Talbot | Newport | Pembrokeshire | Powys | Rhondda Cynon Taff | Swansea | Torfaen | Vale of Glamorgan | Wrexham


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