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WALES. CAPITAL Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It is situated in the highly urbanised area of South East Wales. Wales' second-largest city is Swansea. Motto AND ANTHEM Welsh motto is "Cymru am byth", which means "Wales for ever ".
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CAPITAL Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It is situated in the highly urbanised area of South East Wales. Wales' second-largest city is Swansea. Motto AND ANTHEM Welsh motto is "Cymru am byth", which means "Wales for ever ". the anthem is “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” (“Land of My Fathers”) Flag of Wales: The flag of Wales consists of a red dragon passant on a green and white field. The flag of Saint David is one of other unofficial flags of Wales.
CLIMATE On average, Wales is cloudier than England, because of the hilly nature of the terrain and the proximity to the Atlantic. The highest maximum temperature is 34.2 °Cand the lowest minimum was −23.3 °C. POPULACE Populace in Wales amounts to 3,063,456people, the highest in its history. LANGUAGES Wales is a country with two languages: Welsh and English. Welsh is spoken by around 20% of the population. RELIGION: The largest religion in Wales is Christianity.
CULTURE Wales' culture is very diverse.All branches of the artsare well represented in Wales in both languages. TITBIT OF NEWS Rugby is Welsh national game. It’s the most avidly followed, particularly in South Wales. The Welsh-language programmePobol Y Cwm is the UK's longest running BBC television soap. Wales is a popular location for filming. This landscape has provided the setting to Hollywood movies such as Harry Potter and popular television shows including Dr Who.
FAMOUS WELSH PEOPLE • Sir Anthony Hopkins: Welsh actor of film, stage, and television • Richard Burton: Welsh stage and cinema actor • David Lloyd George:A Liberal who served in Parliament for 50 years and as Britain's Prime Minister from 1916-1922. • Charlotte Church: Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. • Thomas Woodward: known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. • Richard Llewellyn: The University of Texas at Austin holds 14 boxes of papers pertaining to Welsh novelist Richard Llewellyn, best known for How Green Was My Valley.
SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK Snowdonia is a champion among parks. Over 800 square miles in extent, the tallest peak in Wales, it has been protected since 1951. That makes it the largest, highest and oldest Welsh National Park. 36,400 hectares of the Snowdonia National Park is covered by woodlands.
Beaches for every occasion There’s so much to enjoy in the pretty seaside towns and beaches of Wales. The coastline isn’t just beautiful, it’s fun, with sand to cartwheel across, dunes to picnic in and waves to hop through. • Abermawr • The Glamorgan Heritage Coast • Barmouth
Castles everywhere! Whichever bit of Wales you head for, you’ll find yourself within easy distance of the world’s finest castles and awe-inspiring landmarks. There are over 600 of them, from Roman times to millionaires’ follies of the 19th century, making Wales the castle capital of Europe. Each has its special story. • Caerphilly Castle, South Wales • Raglan Castle, South Wales • Denbigh Castle, North Wales • Powis Castle and Garden
Holiday Activities Break from your regular routine and come out to play. Wales comes well equipped for outdoor adventure and UK activity holidays. Wales has plenty of activities on offer to suit everyone and provide you a real adventure holiday. • Biking • Fishing trips • Golf • Scuba diving
SUMMATION For a tiny piece of the planet, there is rather a lot to see and do in Wales. Perched on the rocky fringe of western Europe, Wales packs a lot of physical beauty into its small mass of land.for everyone. You can see this reflected in the natural enthusiasm of the people of Wales. Wales is a modern, diverse country with a great heritage for everyone to enjoy.