In ancient times it was a kingdom.
In 1974 it was resurrected as the name of a county.
In 1996 the county was abolished, but the larger part of it (excluding Aberconwy and the Isle of Anglesey) is now the Gwynedd unitary authority area. The previous county (excluding the part that has been moved into Clwyd) continues for ceremonial purposes as a preserved county.
Gwynedd is part of the North Wales Police area.
The ancient kingdom of Gwynedd was ruled in the 6th century by the legendary King Maelgwn.
There was a Gwynedd CHE Group at one time.