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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