Powys covers the historic counties of Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, most of Brecknockshire (Breconshire) and a small part of Denbighshire, making it the largest county in Wales by land area.
Most of Powys is mountainous, with north-south transportation by car being difficult. Powys is bounded to the north by Gwynedd, Denbighshire and Wrexham; to the west by Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire; to the east by Shropshire and Herefordshire; and to the south by Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Neath Port Talbot.
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Neath Port Talbot
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The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957, the third of the three Welsh parks after Snowdonia in 1951 and the Pembrokeshire Coast in 1952. It stretches from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the east, covering 519 square miles and encompassing four main regions - the Black Mountain in the west, Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) and the Brecon Beacons in the centre and the confusingly named Black Mountains in the east.
The majority of the National Park is bare, grassy moorland grazed by Welsh mountain ponies and Welsh mountain sheep, with scattered forestry plantations and pasture in the valleys.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is known for its remote reservoirs, waterfalls including the 90 foot (or 27 metre) Henrhyd Waterfall and the falls at Ystradfellte and its caves, such as Ogof Ffynnon Ddu.
The Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre was opened in 1966 to help visitors and tourists to fully understand and enjoy the area.
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