There are 22 principal areas in Wales. Eleven are named as counties, including the Cities and Counties of Cardiff and Swansea (marked *), and eleven are styled as county boroughs (marked †). In 2002 Newport was granted city status, and the county borough is now styled as the “City of Newport”. Welsh language forms are given in parentheses, except where there is no English equivalent.
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