Description about Map :-Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Wales is located to the west of England. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and some of the major attractions of Cardiff are the National Showcaves Centre (Dan yrOgof) for Wales, Cardiff Castle, National Museum of Cardiff. The Brecon Beacons National Park, the Oakwood Theme Park, and Snowdonia National Park are the important national parkes in Wales. Other important attractions in the country are St David’s Cathedral, Hay on Wye, Powis Castle & Garden, Portmeirion, and Caernarfon Castle.
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Wales is a country located in the southwestern region of the United Kingdom. Positioned in both the hemispheres, Wales is bordered by England, the Irish Sea, Cardigan Bay, St George's Channel and the Bristol Channel.
The country covers a total area of 8,023 square miles. As estimated in 2010, Wales has a population of over three million.
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and also the largest. The other major cities in the country include Bangor, Swansea, Newport, Bangor, and St Davids. The official languages of Wales are Welsh and English. There are also a few speakers of Bengali and Cantonese in the country. Christianity is the dominant religion while there are also a number of adherents of Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.
The politics and administration of Wales takes place in the framework of a constitutional monarchy. The Monarch is the head of state; the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has reigned since February 6, 1952. Carwyn Jones is the First Minister. As Wales is part of the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister of the country is also responsible for the governance of Wales. The current Prime Minister is David Cameron.
British pound sterling denoted by the ISO 4217 code GBP is the official currency of the territory of Wales. Services is the largest sector employing the majority of the population. Industries and agriculture also form a significant part of the Welsh economy.
Owing to the picturesque scenery of the place, Wales is slowly evolving as a tourist destination. Snowdonia National Park is the second largest National Park in England and Wales and is one of the most visited places in the country. The Museum of Welsh Life is the most popular tourist attraction in Wales, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually. The country is home to a number of castles and gothic like structures; the notable ones are the Caernarfon Castle or Caerphilly Castle, Bridgend Castle, Denbighshire Castle, and the Carmarthenshire Castle.
Last Update On : January 17, 2013
Facts about Wales
Area 20,779 sq. km. (8,022 sq. mi.)
Population 3,064,000 (2011 census)
Form of Government Devolution, Constitutional monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
National Day St David's Day is on 1 March
Currency Pound sterling
Major languages Welsh Language, English Language
Major religions Christianity