Arfon

Arfon

See also Arfon (UK Parliament constituency), Cantref Arfon
Arfon was one of five districts of Gwynedd, North Wales, from 1974 to 1996.

It was created by the Local Government Act 1972 on April 1, 1974 from part of the administrative county of Caernarvonshire, namely the municipal boroughs of Bangor and Caernarvon, the Bethesda urban district, the rural districts of Ogwen, and the Gwyrfai Rural District, less the parishes of Beddgelert and Clynnog.

It was abolished as a district on April 1, 1996, when Gwynedd was reconstituted as a unitary authority. The area remains in use for an area committee of Gwynedd Council.

Etymology

Arfon means "opposite Anglesey" ('Ar' + fon' which is a mutation of 'Mon', the Welsh name for Anglesey).

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