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(kɑːˈmɑːðənˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of S Wales, formerly part of Dyfed (1974–96): on Carmarthen Bay, with the Cambrian Mountains in the N: generally agricultural (esp dairying). Administrative centre: Carmarthen. Pop: 176 000 (2003 est). Area: 2398 sq km (926 sq miles)
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(kɑrˈmɑr ðənˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in Dyfed, S Wales.
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Besides his town palace, the Marquis had castles and palaces in various quarters of the three kingdoms, whereof the descriptions may be found in the road-books--Castle Strongbow, with its woods, on the Shannon shore; Gaunt Castle, in Carmarthenshire, where Richard II was taken prisoner--Gauntly Hall in Yorkshire, where I have been informed there were two hundred silver teapots for the breakfasts of the guests of the house, with everything to correspond in splendour; and Stillbrook in Hampshire, which was my lord's farm, an humble place of residence, of which we all remember the wonderful furniture which was sold at my lord's demise by a late celebrated auctioneer.
Carmarthenshire Council chief executive Mark James said welcoming the tour to Carmarthenshire was a massive boost to the area and would complement efforts already underway to make Carmarthenshire the capital of cycling in West Wales.
It is one of the most ambitious projects ever planned for West Wales, but what is the PS200m Wellness and Life Science Village project in Carmarthenshire? Well, it is one of the projects that has emerged from the PS1.3bn City Deal, which also includes planned match-funding, for the Swansea Bay City Region, which is made up of the four local authorities of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
The building will be located at the rear ofCarmarthenLibrary in the town centre and will see the much-awaited return of the Carmarthenshire Archives to the county, which are currently housed in Cardiff after the archives at Parc y Myrddin closed around five years ago.
I HAVE just sent the following letter to Carmarthenshire County Council on behalf of Carmarthenshire Bird Club.
The announcement that Carmarthenshire will host the start of the event has been welcomed and is seen as a major coup for the area.
The Pendine Tourism Attractor Project in Carmarthenshire will feature a new Sands of Speed state of the art museum dedicated to Pendine's historic association with land speed records; an external enhancement and events facility with exhibition esplanade, and a 42-bed hostel.
A trade union has warned cuts of PS31m by Carmarthenshire Council over the next three years will devastate services and jobs - describing public consultation over the plans as a "sham".