Location of Dyfed in Wales
|• 1974||5765.75 km2|
|• 1996||5765.75 km2|
|• 1992||351,100 (estimate)|
|• 2007||375,200 (estimate) |
|• Origin||Kingdom of Dyfed|
|• Succeeded by||Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire|
|Status||Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996) Preserved county (1996–)|
|Government||Dyfed County Council|
It was created on 1 April 1974 when Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire came together. In 1996, it was abolished and Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire were made into seperate counties once again. The next day, Cardiganshire was renamed to its current name, Ceredigion.
It was a very rural county and was located in the south-west of Wales. It had a border on the Irish Sea and the Bristol Channel. It bordered Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east and West Glamorgan to the south-east.
The name Dyfed is still used today, for example in the name Dyfed–Powys Police.