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Flintshire, Welsh Sir y Fflint, county, 169 sq mi (437 sq km), NE Wales. In 1974, the county of Flintshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Clwyd, but in 1996 Clwyd was dissolved and Flintshire restored. Mold is the administrative center of the county.

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