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Living in Snowdonia

The Snowdonia National Park covers 823 square miles and stretches from Cardigan Bay in the west to Bala in the east and from the River Dyfi in the south to Conwy in the north. Within the Park boundaries, there are 24 small villages and 43 towns of which Bala and Dolgellau are the two principal centers. These towns serve as a centre for the local residents to carry out their daily shopping tasks and access public services. Because of the area’s geography, the towns and villages within the National Park are scattered far and wide with some of the villages having no service facilities at all.


Beddgelert (© SNPA)

To find out interesting facts about the people of Snowdonia, what it's like to live and work here and some of the main industries in the area, click on the links below.

Snowdonia's People (pdf)

Agriculture (pdf)

Working in Snowdonia (pdf)

Homes in Snowdonia (pdf)

To find out about the main industries in Snowdonia, click on the map below.

Industry Map (pdf)