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Conwy
Conwy
County Borough (Welsh: Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy) is a unitary authority area in the north of Wales.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Welsh language 3 Government

3.1 Politics 3.2 Coat of arms

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Geography[edit] Containing the major settlements of Llandudno, Llandudno
Llandudno
Junction, Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Colwyn
Colwyn
Bay, Abergele, Penmaenmawr
Penmaenmawr
and Llanfairfechan, it has a total population of 115,000, and borders the counties of Gwynedd
Gwynedd
and Denbighshire. The River Conwy, after which the county borough is named, lies wholly within the area: rising in Snowdonia
Snowdonia
and flowing through Llanrwst
Llanrwst
and Trefriw
Trefriw
en route to the Irish Sea
Irish Sea
by Conwy. The river here marks the border between the historic counties of Caernarfonshire
Caernarfonshire
and Denbighshire. One third of the land area of the county borough lies in the Snowdonia national park, and the council appoint three of the 18 members of the Snowdonia
Snowdonia
National Park Authority. Its total area is 1,130 square km, making it slightly larger than Hong Kong. Welsh language[edit] According to the 2001 Census 39.7% of the population of the county borough have "one or more skills" in the Welsh language, which ranks it 5th out of 22 principal areas in Wales.[1] The amount of Welsh spoken in the county borough greatly varies from location to location, with generally the least being spoken on the coastal fringe. Examples of the percentage speaking Welsh by electoral ward :[2]

Mostyn (Llandudno) 19.7% Colwyn
Colwyn
22.6% Conwy
Conwy
33% Trefriw
Trefriw
50% Eglwysbach
Eglwysbach
63% Conwy
Conwy
Uwch (Upper Conwy) 66.8% Llangernyw
Llangernyw
69.3% Cerrigydrudion
Cerrigydrudion
76%

Government[edit] Main article: Conwy
Conwy
County Borough Council The county borough was formed on 1 April 1996 by merging the districts of Aberconwy and Colwyn
Colwyn
when it was originally named Aberconwy and Colwyn. However, its council renamed the district a day later, on 2 April 1996 to Conwy. Politics[edit] Conwy
Conwy
is represented in Parliament by Guto Bebb
Guto Bebb
(Con) and David Jones (Con), though David Jones' Clwyd West constituency also covers part of southern Denbighshire. In the National Assembly for Wales, it is represented by Janet Finch-Saunders
Janet Finch-Saunders
(Con) and Darren Millar
Darren Millar
(Con). Coat of arms[edit] Conwy
Conwy
County Borough Council was granted a coat of arms by the College of Arms in 2001.[3] The new arms recall those of both Aberconwy and Colwyn
Colwyn
Borough Councils. The main part of the shield depicts blue and silver waves for the river from which the county borough takes its name, and also recalls the gold and blue wavy field of Colwyn's arms. On top of the waves is placed a symbolic red tower, representing Conwy Castle. The chief or upper third of the shield is coloured green, the main colour in Aberconwy's arms. In the centre of the chief is a severed head from the heraldry of Marchudd ap Cynan, Lord of Abergele and Rhos. On either side are two black spears embrued, or having drops of blood on their points. These come from the reputed arms of Nefydd Hardd, associated with the Nant Conwy
Conwy
area. In front of each spear is a golden garb or wheatsheaf, for the rural areas of the county borough. Above the shield, placed on the steel helm usual to British civic arms, is the crest. This takes the form of the Welsh red dragon supporting a Bible, rising from a wreath of oak leaves and acorns. The representation of the Bible
Bible
is to commemorate the fact that the first Welsh language
Welsh language
translation of the book originated in the area, while the oak circlet recalls that an oak tree formed the main charge in the arms of Colwyn
Colwyn
Borough Council, and its predecessor the municipal borough of Colwyn
Colwyn
Bay. The motto adopted is "Tegwch i Bawb", meaning "Fairness to All". See also[edit]

List of places in Conwy
Conwy
County Borough for a list of towns and villages. List of schools in Conwy

References[edit]

^ "2011 Census - ONS".  ^ http://www.conwy.gov.uk/doc.asp?cat=2027&doc=1205[permanent dead link] ^ Letters Patent dated 27 August 2001

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Conwy
Conwy
County Borough.

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Conwy
Conwy
(county).

Conwy
Conwy
County Borough at Curlie (based on DMOZ)

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Conwy
Conwy
County Borough

Principal settlements

Abergele Colwyn
Colwyn
Bay Conwy Deganwy Kinmel Bay Llandudno Llandudno
Llandudno
Junction Llanfairfechan Llanrwst Old Colwyn Penmaenmawr Penrhyn Bay

Other towns and villages

Betws yn Rhos Betws-y-Coed Bylchau Caerhun Capel Curig Capel Garmon Cerrigydrudion Craig-y-Don Dinmael Dolgarrog Dolwyddelan Eglwysbach Glan Conwy Henryd Llanbedr-y-Cennin Llanddoged Llanddulas Llanfair Talhaiarn Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Llangernyw Llangwm Llannefydd Llanrhychwyn Llansannan Llysfaen Maenan Melin-y-Coed Mochdre Pandy Tudur Penmachno Pentrefoelas Rhos-on-Sea Rowen Tal-y-bont Tal-y-Cafn Trefriw Towyn Ysbyty Ifan

Communities

Abergele Betws-y-Coed Betws yn Rhos Bro Garmon Bro Machno Caerhun Capel Curig Cerrigydrudion Colwyn
Colwyn
Bay Conwy Dolgarrog Dolwyddelan Eglwysbach Henryd Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay
and Towyn Llanddoged
Llanddoged
and Maenan Llanddulas
Llanddulas
and Rhyd-y-foel Llandudno Llanfair Talhaiarn Llanfairfechan Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Llangernyw Llangwm Llannefydd Llanrwst Llansanffraid Glan Conwy Llansannan Llysfaen Mochdre Old Colwyn Penmaenmawr Pentrefoelas Rhos on Sea Trefriw Ysbyty Ifan

Rivers

River Conwy River Crafnant River Geirionydd River Lledr River Llugwy River Machno Afon Ddu Afon Ddu (Drum) Afon Dulyn Afon Eigiau Afon Lloer Afon Melynllyn Afon Porth-llwyd Afon Roe Afon Tafolog

Castles and forts

Canovium Conwy
Conwy
Castle Deganwy
Deganwy
Castle Dolwyddelan
Dolwyddelan
Castle Gwrych Castle Gwydir Castle Pen y Gaer

Headlands

Great Orme Little Orme Penmaenmawr

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies Places Schools Country houses SSSIs Scheduled Monuments Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Museums

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Principal areas of Wales

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

Coordinates: 53°08′26″N 3°46′14″W / 53.14056°N 3.77056°W /

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