West 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.
In 1974, the new administrative county West Glamorgan formed from parts of the county of Glamorgan and Swansea County Borough and is divided into four districts. The administrative headquarters of West Glamorgan was in Swansea. Since the administrative reform of 1996 West Glamorgan is no longer an administrative county, but a Preserved County. In his area today, the two principal areas of Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.