Definitions for montgomeryshiremɒntˈgʌm ə riˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -ˈgʌm ri-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Mont•gom•er•y•shiremɒntˈgʌm ə riˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -ˈgʌm ri-(n.)
a historic county in Powys, in central Wales.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Also called Montgomery. 5
An inland traditional county of Wales, bounded to the north by Denbighshire, to the east and southeast by Shropshire, to the south by Radnorshire, to the southwest by Cardiganshire and to the west and northwest by Merionethshire.
Montgomeryshire, also known as Maldwyn is one of thirteen historic counties and a former administrative county of Wales. It is named after its county town, Montgomery, which in turn is named after one of William the Conqueror's main counsellors, Roger de Montgomerie, who was the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. Montgomeryshire today constitutes the northern part of the principal area of Powys. The population of Montgomeryshire was 59,474 according to the 2001 census., with a low population density of 30 people per square km.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a North Wales inland county, surrounded by Merioneth, Cardigan, Radnor, Salop, and Denbigh; is chiefly a stretch of mountain pasture land, which rises to 2500 ft. at Plinlimmon, and in which the Severn rises; but in the E. are well wooded and fertile valleys. There are lead and zinc mines, and slate and limestone quarries. There is some flannel manufacture at Newtown. The county town is Montgomery (1).
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