Ceredigion (English: Cardiganshire)   is an extensive principal area in mid Wales (440,630 acres (1783 km²)). A partly coastal county, it is bordered by Cardigan Bay to the west (part of the Irish Sea), Gwynedd to the north, Powys to the east, Carmarthenshire to the south, and Pembrokeshire to the south-west. Population 64,000.
Towns and villages
The name Ceredigion means 'Land of Ceredig', who was a son of Cunedda, a chieftain who reconquered much of Wales from the Irish around the fifth century CE.
Aside from the long coastline on Cardigan Bay, much of Ceredigion is dominated by the Cambrian Mountains.