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Machynlleth Clock Tower
Population 2,235 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SH745005
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY20
Dialling code 01654
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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Machynlleth, sometimes known locally as just Mach, is a historic market town, community and electoral ward in the county of Powys in Wales. It is inside the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire.

Machynlleth was the seat of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh Parliament in 1404, and because of this, says it is the "ancient capital of Wales". However, it has never held any official recognition as a capital. It applied for city status in 2000 and 2002, but was unsuccessful.

Welsh is spoken by many as well as English. The 2011 Census found that 67% of the town's people had some knowledge of the Welsh language, with 39% able to read, write and speak the language.

Twin town

Machynlleth is twinned with:


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