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.
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|
The electoral ward includes the small settlement of Llangywer.
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.
- "Parish Church of St Deiniol, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- 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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