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Brecknockshire

[brek-nuh k-sheer, -sher, -nok-] /ˈbrɛk nəkˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -nɒk-/
noun
1.
a historic county in S Wales, now part of Powys, Gwent, and Mid Glamorgan.
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Breconshire

/ˈbrɛkənˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
(until 1974) a county of SE Wales, now mainly in Powys: over half its area forms the Brecon Beacons National Park
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Encyclopedia Article for Brecknockshire

historic county, south-central Wales, named for Brychan, a 5th-century prince later known as Brycheiniog. Brecknockshire is mostly part of the present Powys county, although small areas in the south lie within the present Monmouthshire county and the county boroughs of Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

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