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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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