Montgomeryshire constitutes the northern part of the principal area of Powys (except a few communities added to Powys in 1996 that are within the historic boundaries of Denbighshire). The population of this Montgomeryshire area was 59,474 according to the 2001 census.
Montgomery is considered the county town, though the administrative functions were shared with Machynlleth. The borders of Montgomeryshire correspond roughly to the medieval kingdom of Powys Wenwynwyn. It is also the birth place of Saint Richard Gwyn.
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To walk up and down through Wales, as you will if you follow Offa's Dyke Path, the Marches Way, the Cambrian Way or Glyndŵr's Way one must at some point travel through Montgomeryshire as it is the only county that stretches from the English border to the fringes of the Irish sea, east to west.
County relaunches annual series of competitions; MONTGOMERYSHIRE: Thousands of schedules sent out to bring farming community together after foot-and-mouth.(News)
Feb 26, 2002; FARMERS across Montgomeryshire are joining together to prove that their county boasts some of the best agriculture and...