Caernarvonshire, former county, NW Wales. In 1974, Caernarvonshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Gwynedd when Welsh local government was again reorganized (1996), the former territory of Caernarvonshire was divided between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd and Conwy.

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