These are: Llanbrynmair, Staylittle, Corris, Pennal, Dinas Mawddwy, Cemmaes Road. The furthest of the villages - Dinas Mawddwy - is around 13 miles away.
A further 32 smaller villages and hamlets have been identified as being of interest.
Detectives investigating the abduction of April Jones have until this afternoon to charge or release murder suspect Mark Bridger.
New photographs of missing five-year-old April Jones have been released by her family, as the search for her continues.
Police have been granted an additional 24 hours to question April Jones murder suspect Mark Bridger.