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Mid Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Canolbarth Cymru or simply Y Canolbarth "The Midlands") is the name given to the central region of Wales. The Mid Wales
Wales
Regional Committee of the National Assembly for Wales
Wales
covered the counties of Ceredigion
Ceredigion
and Powys
Powys
and the area of Gwynedd
Gwynedd
that had previously been the district of Meirionydd.[1] A similar definition is used by the BBC.[2] The Wales
Wales
Spatial Plan defines a region known as "Central Wales" which covers Ceredigion
Ceredigion
and Powys.[3] If Mid Wales
Wales
is classed as Ceredigion
Ceredigion
and Powys, the area would be 6,962 square kilometres (about the size of Cumbria). Mid Wales
Wales
is dominated by the Cambrian Mountains, including the area sometimes referred to as the "Green Desert of Wales".[4] The region is sparsely populated, with an economy dependent on farming and small businesses.[5] The density of the counties of Ceredigion
Ceredigion
and Powys combined is only 30 people per square kilometre (78 per square mile).

Contents

1 Major towns 2 Railway lines

2.1 Main lines 2.2 Heritage lines

3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Major towns[edit]

Newtown Aberystwyth Ystradgynlais Machynlleth Dolgellau Welshpool Cardigan Lampeter Brecon Hay-on-Wye Llandrindod Wells Llanidloes Builth Wells Knighton Montgomery Crickhowell Llanwrtyd Rhayader Caersws Bala Barmouth Tywyn Aberdyfi Harlech Aberaeron Aberporth Newcastle Emlyn New Quay Llandysul Tregaron Fairbourne Borth

Railway lines[edit] Main lines[edit]

Heart of Wales
Wales
Line Cambrian Line Welsh Marches Line

Heritage lines[edit]

Talyllyn Railway Welshpool
Welshpool
and Llanfair Light Railway Vale of Rheidol Railway Cambrian Heritage Railways Brecon
Brecon
Mountain Railway Fairbourne
Fairbourne
Railway

See also[edit]

Geography of Wales South Wales West Wales North Wales Mid Wales
Wales
Football League Breconshire Radnorshire Montgomeryshire Montgomery, Powys

References[edit]

^ "National Assembly for Wales. Mid Wales
Wales
Regional Committee (July 2003 - March 2005)". Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2009-10-30.  ^ " BBC
BBC
Wales
Wales
- Mid Wales". Retrieved 2009-10-30.  ^ "Welsh Assembly Government - Central Wales". Archived from the original on 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-10-30.  ^ Williams, Sally (1 November 2006). "Western Mail". Cambrian Mountains campaign launched. Retrieved 2009-10-30.  ^ "National Assembly for Wales. Report from the Mid Wales
Wales
Regional Committee" (PDF). June 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Mid Wales.

The BBC's Mid Wales
Wales
page Overview of Mid Wales
Wales
by the Welsh Development Agency Mid Wales
Wales
Region on Wales.com

Coordinates: 52°27′N 3°20′W / 52.450°N 3.333°W / 52

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