Wales
The Welsh Dragon - the red dragon was
used as a supporter in the English
Crown's coat of arms (one of two
supporters, alon...
• Motto: "Cymru am byth"
"Wales for ever"
• Anthem: ”Hen Wlad
Fy Nhadau” ”Land of
My Fathers”
• Capital: Cardiff
• Officia...
Government
and politics
•House of Commons –
the lower house of the
UK government –
Wales is represented
by 40 MPs (of 650)...
Regions
Wales is geographically and culturally
divided into three regions:
North Wales
Several holiday resorts located alo...
Religion
•The largest religion in Wales is
Christianity, with 57.6% of the
population describing
themselves as Christian.
...
Cuisine
•About 78% of the land
surface of Wales is given over
to agricultural use.
•Traditional dishes
include: laverbread...
Geography and
Natural History
•Snowdon is the highest
mountain in Wales.
•Mountain Range:
Snowdon Massif
•At an altitude o...
Snowdonia National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Largest Cities of Wales
Cardiff
Swansea
Newport
Museums and libraries
National Museum
Cardiff
Big Pit National Coal
Museum
National Library of Wales
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Wales

  1. 1. Wales
  2. 2. The Welsh Dragon - the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English Crown's coat of arms (one of two supporters, along with the traditional English lion).
  3. 3. • Motto: "Cymru am byth" "Wales for ever" • Anthem: ”Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” ”Land of My Fathers” • Capital: Cardiff • Official Language: English • Population: 3,063,456 • Currency: Pound sterling
  4. 4. Government and politics •House of Commons – the lower house of the UK government – Wales is represented by 40 MPs (of 650) from Welsh constituencies. •First Minister of Wales – is the leader of the Welsh Government. Carwyn Jones since 2009 December 9th.
  5. 5. Regions Wales is geographically and culturally divided into three regions: North Wales Several holiday resorts located along the coast, but primarily a rural area with the highest mountains in the United Kingdom south of Scotland. Mid Wales A sparsely populated region of mountains, moorlands, forests, wide river valleys and a coastline facing the Irish Sea. South Wales The South is by far the most urbanised area. Two-thirds of the population can be found here, especially in the eastern half. The western half is rural and includes some stunning coastal scenery.
  6. 6. Religion •The largest religion in Wales is Christianity, with 57.6% of the population describing themselves as Christian. •The second largest attending faith in Wales is Roman Catholic, with an estimated 43,000 adherents. •Non-Christian religions are small in Wales, making up approximately 2.7% of the population. •Islam is the largest nonChristian religion in Wales, with more than 24,000 (0.8%) reported Muslims. • 32.1% of people declaring no religion.
  7. 7. Cuisine •About 78% of the land surface of Wales is given over to agricultural use. •Traditional dishes include: laverbread (made from laver, an edible seaweed), bara brith (fruit bread), cawl (a lamb stew), cawl cennin (leek soup); Welsh cakes and Welsh lamb. •Cockles are sometimes served as a traditional breakfast with bacon and laverbread.
  8. 8. Geography and Natural History •Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales. •Mountain Range: Snowdon Massif •At an altitude of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland.
  9. 9. Snowdonia National Park
  10. 10. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  11. 11. Largest Cities of Wales Cardiff
  12. 12. Swansea
  13. 13. Newport
  14. 14. Museums and libraries National Museum Cardiff
  15. 15. Big Pit National Coal Museum
  16. 16. National Library of Wales
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