Principal areas of Wales

Since April 1st, 1996, Wales has been divided into 22 principal areas.

The principal areas are variously styled as county, county borough, city or city and county, although these distinctions are not widely respected, and all 22 areas are often referred to simply as “counties”.

According to Wikipedia, these are the highest points of the 22 principal areas of Wales:

Rank Unitary authority Peak Height (metres) Grid reference
1 Gwynedd Snowdon 1085 SH609543
2 Conwy Carnedd Llewelyn 1064 SH683644
3 Powys Pen y Fan 886 SO011215
4 Denbighshire Cadair Berwyn 830 SJ071323
5 Wrexham Craig Berwyn 790 SJ077335
6 Carmarthenshire Fan Foel 781 SN821223
7 Ceredigion Plynlimon 752 SN789869
8 Monmouthshire Chwarel y Fan 679 SO259292
9 Neath Port Talbot Craig y Llyn 600 SN906031
10 Rhondda Cynon Taff Craig y Llyn c.595 SN909031
11 Blaenau Gwent Coity Mountain 581 SO231079
12 Torfaen Coity Mountain 581 SO231079
13 Bridgend Mynydd Llangeinwyr 568 SS912947
14 Flintshire Moel Famau 554 SJ161626
15 Pembrokeshire Foel Cwmcerwyn 536 SN094311
16 Caerphilly Twyn Pwll Morlais c. 535 SO082110
17 Merthyr Tydfil Waun Llysiog c. 515 SO024161
18 Swansea Mynydd y Betws 374 SN664094
19 Newport Wentwood 309 ST411942
20 Cardiff Garth Hill 307 ST103835
21 Isle of Anglesey Holyhead Mountain 220 SH218829
22 Vale of Glamorgan Pantylladron 137 ST036739

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