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County of Flintshire Sir y Fflint

- Total

- % Water
Ranked 12th

438 km²

? %
Admin HQ Moldmarker
ONS code 00NJ

- Total ( )

- Density



/ km²
Ethnicity 97.8% White

1.0% South Asian
Welsh language

- Any skills
Ranked 12th

Flintshire County Council
MEPs Wales
Flintshire ( ) is a county in north-east Walesmarker. It borders Cheshiremarker, Denbighshire, and Wrexham. It is named for the historic county of Flintshiremarker, which had notably different borders. The county is governed by Flintshire County Council.


The current administrative area of Flintshire (a unitary authority) came into existence in 1996, when the former administrative county of Clwyd was split into three smaller areas. The principal area was formed by the merger of the Alyn and Deeside and Delyn districts. In terms of pre-1974 divisions, the area comprises

The district of Rhuddlan, which was also formed entirely from the administrative county of Flintshire was included in the new Denbighshire instead. Other parts of the pre-1974 administrative Flintshire to be excluded from the principal area are the Maelor Rural District and the parish of Marford and Hoseleymarker, which became part of the Wrexham Maelormarker district in 1974 and are now part of the Wrexham county borough.


See List of places in Flintshire for a list of towns and villages.
Flintshire borders Wrexham, Denbighshire, and the Englishmarker counties of Merseyside (across the River Dee) and Cheshiremarker.


Parts of Flintshire have major manufacturing industries. Amongst these are a Toyota plant that manufactures engines, a Corus Group steelworks and Shotton Paper, but most importantly Airbus, making the wings for the A330 and the A380 at Broughtonmarker.

There are daily flights of the Airbus Beluga transport aircraft of Airbus wings from Broughtonmarker for the smaller aircraft. The wings for the A380, which are too large to be transported by air use a multi-modal transport using Flintshire's roads, the River Dee and the port of Mostynmarker, also in Flintshire. The motto of Airbus in Flintshire is: "Without us, it's just a bus"; meaning that the parts that make Airbus aircraft fly, rather than just run along the ground, are made in Flintshire.

Flintshire is also known for its internet companies, the largest and most well known being based in Ewloemarker and based in Deeside both of which started in and continue to support a large amount of Flintshire's employment.


On November 19, 2004, Flintshire was granted Fairtrade County status.


Flintshire Local Education Authority manages 75 primary schools, 3 special schools and 12 high schools.

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