Machynlleth

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Machynlleth
Machynlleth - panoramio (3).jpg
Machynlleth Clock Tower
Population2,235 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSH745005
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMACHYNLLETH
Postcode districtSY20
Dialling code01654
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys

Machynlleth, sometimes known locally as just Mach, is a historic market town, community and electoral ward in the county of Powys in Wales. It is inside the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire.

Machynlleth was the seat of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh Parliament in 1404, and because of this, says it is the "ancient capital of Wales". However, it has never held any official recognition as a capital. It applied for city status in 2000 and 2002, but was unsuccessful.

Welsh is spoken by many as well as English. The 2011 Census found that 67% of the town's people had some knowledge of the Welsh language, with 39% able to read, write and speak the language.

Twin town[change | change source]

Machynlleth is twinned with:

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