Main street in 2007
|Area||116.93 km2 (45.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||5/km2 (13/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament|
Llanuwchllyn (Welsh: [ɬaˈnɨuχɬɨn] (listen)) is a village and community in Gwynedd, Wales, near the southern end of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). The electoral ward population according to the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 834, of whom about 81% were Welsh-speaking. The figures for the community at the 2011 census were: population 617; Welsh speakers 82%. It is one of the most sparsely populated communities in Wales.
The electoral ward includes the small settlement of Llangywer.
The village was the birthplace of Welsh language author and educationalist Owen Morgan Edwards.
Caer Gai, a Roman fort near Llanuwchllyn, was traditionally known as the home of Cei, the character in the Arthurian legend known in English as Sir Kay. Poets of the 15th century recorded a story, ultimately deriving from the Prose Merlin included in the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, that King Arthur and Cei were brought up at Caer Gai as foster brothers. Caer Gai is also Grade II* listed.
- Llanuwchllyn Census 2001 National Office of Statistics
- Welsh-speaking statistics Welsh Language Board
- "Community population 2011 plus percentage of welsh speakers". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Parish Church of St Deiniol, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- Bromwich, p. 311.
- "Caer Gai, including adjoining forecourt walls to the NE, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
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