This area is named after the older Welsh/British Kingdom of Powys, which in the sixth century CE comprised the northern two thirds of the area as well as most of Shropshire and adjacent areas now in England, and came to an end when it was occupied by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd of Gwynedd during the 1260s.
In December 2007 Powys was awarded Fairtrade County status by the Fairtrade Foundation.
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