South Glamorgan

South Glamorgan is a Preserved County and a former administrative county of Wales. A Preserved county in Wales includes the responsibility of the ceremonial offices Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff.

Administrative history

In 1974, the new administrative county South Glamorgan formed from parts of the county of Glamorgan and Cardiff County Borough and is divided into the two districts Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. The administrative headquarters of South Glamorgan was in Cardiff. Since the administrative reform of 1996 West Glamorgan is no longer an administrative county, but a Preserved County. Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan have since Principal Areas.