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These 22 Principal Areas replaced the 8 Ceremonial Counties that had been created by the Local Government Act 1972. These 8 Ceremonial Counties became known as Preserved Counties, which are used for purposes such as Lieutenancy.
Principal Areas of WalesThese lists show the Counties and County Boroughs of Wales, including their Welsh language names if the primary name is English.
Counties of Wales
|County||Welsh language name|
|Flintshire||Sir y Fflint|
|Isle of Anglesey||Ynys Môn|
County Boroughs of Wales
|County Borough||Welsh language name|
|Bridgend||Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr|
|Merthyr Tydfil||Merthyr Tudful|
|Neath Port Talbot||Castell-nedd Port Talbot|
|Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Vale of Glamorgan||Bro Morgannwg|
Preserved Counties of WalesThe use of Preserved Counties as Ceremonial Counties was consolidated by the Lieutenancies Act 1997. Each Ceremonial County has an appointed Lord Lieutenant, who acts as the Monarch's deputy. For this reason, they are also known as Lieutenancies.
The Preserved Counties of Wales are:
- South Glamorgan
- Mid Glamorgan
- West Glamorgan
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Counties of England
Counties of Northern Ireland
Counties of Scotland