Welsh: Morgannwg Ganol
Mid Glamorgan shown within Wales as a preserved county
|Status||Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996) Preserved county (1996–)|
|2003 area||781 km²
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Preserved county of Mid Glamorgan
|2007 population||423,200 (est; 2003 borders)
|Governance||Mid Glamorgan County Council|
Coat of arms of Mid Glamorgan County Council
|Units||1. Cynon Valley
3. Merthyr Tydfil
5. Rhymney Valley
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 and its component districts were abolished in 1996 and the area split into the unitary authorities of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and part of Caerphilly as a result of the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.
The communities of Wick, St Brides Major, Ewenny (from the Ogwr district) became part of the Vale of Glamorgan county borough, while Pentyrch (from the Taff-Ely district) was 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 Caerphilly county borough in the ceremonial county of Gwent.
- Blishen, Edward, ed. (1989) Junior Pears Encyclopaedia, 29th ed., Pelham Books, London.
- 2007 population estimate, calculated using 2003 borders for Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff. Source: "Table 10: Mid-2006 to Mid-2007 Population Estimates, Components of population change for local authorities in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
- "The Preserved Counties (Amendment to Boundaries) (Wales) Order 2003". Office of Public Sector Information. 2003-04-01. Retrieved 2010-09-11.