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The county of Dyfed, in the south-west of Wales, was formed during the controversial re-organisation of local government in Wales in 1974.
The county was divided into six administrative districts:
- Ceredigion (the whole of historic Cardiganshire)
- Carmarthen (from historic Carmarthenshire)
- Dinefwr (from historic Carmarthenshire)
- Llanelli (from historic Carmarthenshire)
- Preseli (from historic Pembrokeshire)
- South Pembroke (from historic Pembrokeshire)
The county town was Carmarthen.
The county was named after the ancient region of Dyfed which once covered parts of the south-west of Wales.
Further re-organisation of local government in Wales abolished the county of Dyfed on 1 April 1996.
Today, Dyfed continues as a ceremonial county only.
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