Main street in 2007
|Area||116.93 km2 (45.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||5/km2 (13/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament|
Llanuwchllyn (Welsh: [ɬaˈnɨuχɬɨn] (listen)) is a village and community in Gwynedd, Wales, near the southern end of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). It is one of the most sparsely populated communities in Wales.
The electoral ward includes the small settlement of Llangywer, plus the hamlets of Talardd and Pont Rhyd-sarn.
The village was the birthplace of Welsh language author and educationalist Owen Morgan Edwards.
Caer Gai, a Roman fort near Llanuwchllyn, was traditionally known as the home of Cei, the character in the Arthurian legend known in English as Sir Kay. Poets of the 15th century recorded a story, ultimately deriving from the Prose Merlin included in the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, that King Arthur and Cei were brought up at Caer Gai as foster brothers. Caer Gai is also Grade II* listed.
According to the 2011 Census, Llanuwchllyn is the community with the 2nd highest percentage of Welsh speakers in Wales. 83.5% of residents aged three and over reported being able to speak Welsh in the 2011 Census, as compared to 84.7% reporting being able to do so in the 2001 Census.
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- Bromwich, p. 311.
- "Caer Gai, including adjoining forecourt walls to the NE, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "Comisiynydd y Gymraeg - 2011 Census results by Community". www.comisiynyddygymraeg.cymru. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Tryweryn monument sculptor John Meirion Morris dies age 84". Nation Cymru. 21 September 2020.
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