Wales being part of the United Kingdom and situated in the western side of central southern Great Britain is a country of great diversity, natural beauty and cultural respect. Wales has a population of three million and covers a total area of 20,779 km² (8,023 sq mi). Wales has had a very flamboyant and interesting history, which is directly refelcted in its cities and mountainous landscape. more
Wales is renowned for having a distinctive culture which is espeically shown through its everyday customs, music and language. It culture reflects a very Celtic like art which has been dominante in the region for centuries. Wales is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Unknown to many but Wales is officially an billingual country, whereby 20% of the population speaks Welsh and English.
Average property prices in Wales stand at £146,186 and offer a cheap alternative tot he soaring average English and Scottish house priced. The majority of housing especially in the inners cities reflects a industrial landscape and is made up of many terraced and semi detached houses.
Nonetheless, Wales is home to some of the most beautifal and spectacular landscapes in Great Britain and Europe alike. There are three National Parks which have become in recent years a popular attraction for international and national tourists. Wales also has a very diverse but rocky landscape wherby the north and central regions are generally mountainous. The highest mountain in Wales is in Snowdonia and measures over 1,000m in height. This range of mountains are named as the 'super-mountains' of the British Isles.
Wales capital Cardiff, being the focal point and centre of Wales culturual, commercial and sport institutions . It is also the countries most populous city and the 10th largest UK city, with a population of 317,500. It is also suprisingly Europes youngest capital city. It is also the most popular visitor attraction in Wales with an annual 18.3 million visitors. Average house prices range at £177,492 and reflects the higher popularity in comparison tot he surrounding regions. Cardiff is also home to Wales only international airpor Cardiff International. Otherwise the M4 motorway links the Welsh mainland to England and eventually London.
However Wales most famous town is Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which translates to „St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave“ and is officially the worlds longest settlement name.
|Largest County City:||Cardiff|
|Population density:||140 / km²|