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South Glamorgan is a preserved county of Walesmarker.

It was originally formed in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, as a county council area. It consisted of the county borough of Cardiffmarker along with the southern part of the administrative county of Glamorganmarker, and also the parish of St Mellonsmarker from Monmouthshiremarker.

These areas were divided between two districts: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorganmarker (this was an unusually low number of districts to be created in a county in the Act: the only other being the Isle of Wightmarker). It included the main towns of Barrymarker, Cardiff, Cowbridgemarker, Llantwit Majormarker and Penarthmarker

South Glamorgan County Council was abolished on April 1, 1996, with both district councils becoming unitary authorities. The unitary authorities took in four communities from Mid Glamorgan, with Wickmarker, St Brides Major, and Ewennymarker going to the Vale of Glamorgan, with Pentyrchmarker and Creigiau becoming part of Cardiff.

South Glamorgan continues in existence as a preserved county for purposes such as lieutenancy, and as such includes those four communities.


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