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Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan shown within Wales as a preserved county
Mid Glamorgan shown within Wales as a preserved county
Status Welsh county (1974-1996) Preserved county (1996-)
2003 area 2781 km²
Ranked 7th
Chapman code MGM
Created 1974
Abolished 1996
Succeeded by Bridgend
Merthyr Tydfil
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Preserved county of Mid Glamorgan
2007 population 423,200 (est; 2003 borders)[1]
Ranked 4th
Governance Mid Glamorgan County Council
Mid Glam arms.png
Coat of arms of Mid Glamorgan County Council
Type Non-metropolitan districts
Units 1. Cynon Valley
2. Ogwr
3. Merthyr Tydfil
4. Rhondda
5. Rhymney Valley
6. Taff-Ely

Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales. From 1974 until 1996, it was also an administrative county, with a county council.

Mid Glamorgan was formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It consisted of part of the former administrative county of Glamorgan, and the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, along with the parishes of Penderyn and Vaynor from Brecknockshire and the urban districts of Bedwas and Machen, Rhymney and part of Bedwellty, from Monmouthshire.

It was divided into six districts:

Mid Glamorgan's administrative role was abolished in 1996 and split into the unitary authorities of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and part of Caerphilly by virtue of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.

The communities of Wick, St Brides Major, Ewenny became part of the Vale of Glamorgan county borough, with Pentyrch being added to the Cardiff unitary authority area. Because of this, they became part of the preserved county of South Glamorgan. In 2003 the ceremonial borders were further adjusted, placing the entire of Caerphilly county borough in the ceremonial Gwent. [1]


  1. ^ 2007 population estimate (using 2003 preserved borders for Bridgend, Merthyr, Rhondda Cynon Taff), Office for National Statistics,, retrieved 15 October 2008  

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