Caernarfonshire, Wales Genealogy
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The administrative county of Caernarfon, with an elected county council, was created in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888.
Motto: Cadernid Gwynedd (English: The strength of Gwynedd)
Chapman Code: CAE
- Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
- Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
- Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
- Registration District
- Poor Law Union
Did you know
- David Lloyd George, the 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor (January 17, 1863 – March 26, 1945) was the Member of Parliament for Caernarfon and later, British Prime Minister. He is buried beside the Afon Dwyfor in Llanystumdwy.
- The highest mountain in Wales, Yr Wyddfa, or Snowdon in English, rises to 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level. In 1951 the surrounding area was designated as Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri, or the Snowdonia National Park, the first national park in Wales.
- Many of the scenes in the 1958 film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness were filmed on location in Beddgelert, Capel Curig and Dyffryn Ogwen.