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Caernarvon

Caernarvon (Caernarfon) Market town on the Menai Strait, Gwnedd, nw Wales. It has a 13th-century castle built by Edward I, whose son, Edward II, was crowned the first Prince of Wales (1301). The Princes of Wales are now invested here (most recently, in 1969, Charles). The principal industry is tourism. Pop. (1992 est.) 9600.

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Caernarvon

Caernarvon (kərnär´vən, kär–), Welsh Caernarfon, town (1981 pop. 9,506), Gwynedd, NW Wales, on Menai Strait. Petroleum is imported and slate exported. Tourism is important. The castle, begun by Edward I c.1284, is a fine example of a medieval fortress. The Prince of Wales is invested at Caernarvon.

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