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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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