Wales (Welsh: Canolbarth Cymru or simply Y Canolbarth "The
Midlands") is the name given to the central region of Wales. The Mid
Wales Regional Committee of the National Assembly for
the counties of
Powys and the area of
Gwynedd that had
previously been the district of Meirionydd. A similar definition is
used by the BBC. The
Wales Spatial Plan defines a region known as
"Central Wales" which covers
Ceredigion and Powys. If Mid
Ceredigion and Powys, the area would be 6,962 square
kilometres (about the size of Cumbria).
Wales is dominated by the Cambrian Mountains, including the area
sometimes referred to as the "Green Desert of Wales". The region is
sparsely populated, with an economy dependent on farming and small
businesses. The density of the counties of
Ceredigion and Powys
combined is only 30 people per square kilometre (78 per square mile).
1 Major towns
2 Railway lines
2.1 Main lines
2.2 Heritage lines
3 See also
5 External links
Welsh Marches Line
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Cambrian Heritage Railways
Brecon Mountain Railway
Geography of Wales
Wales Football League
^ "National Assembly for Wales. Mid
Wales Regional Committee (July
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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
Committee" (PDF). June 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Mid Wales.
The BBC's Mid
Overview of Mid
Wales by the Welsh Development Agency
Wales Region on Wales.com
Coordinates: 52°27′N 3°20′W / 52.450°N 3.333°W /