St Asaph have been given city status to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the government said today.
The Denbighshire town joins Chelmsford, Essex and Perth, Scotland in being granted the status.
The awards have been made by the Queen on the advice of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, following a competition to bid for civic honours launched in December 2010
Mr Clegg said the decision to award a new city in England, Scotland and Wales, and a lord mayoralty in Northern Ireland, reflected the significance of every part of the United Kingdom in diamond jubilee year.
“Across the United Kingdom, I have been moved by the pride and passion which people have shown in putting their nominations forward,” he said.
“The standard of application was very high, and those who missed out should not be downhearted.
“I hope the competition has given the residents of all of the places which applied a sense of civic pride, of collective ownership and of community spirit."