Brecknockshire

Brecknockshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), also known as the County of Brecknock, Breconshire, or the County of Brecon is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales, and a former administrative county. Named after its county town of Brecon (archaically "Brecknock"), the county is mountainous and primarily rural.

Brecknockshire
Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog

Ancient extent of Brecknockshire
Area
  1831460,158 acres (1,862.19 km2)
  1911469,281 acres (1,899.11 km2)
  1961469,281 acres (1,899.11 km2)
Population
  183147,763[1]
  190154,213
  197153,381
  201143,376
Density
  18310.1/acre
History
  OriginBrycheiniog
  Created1535
  Abolished1974
  Succeeded byBrecknock, Powys
Chapman codeBRE
GovernmentBrecknockshire County Council (1889-1974)
  HQBrecon
  MottoUndeb Hedd Llwyddiant (Unity, Peace, Prosperity)