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Wales
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  • 1. Wales
  • 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. • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Snowdonia National Park
  • 10. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  • 11. Largest Cities of Wales Cardiff
  • 12. Swansea
  • 13. Newport
  • 14. Museums and libraries National Museum Cardiff
  • 15. Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • 16. National Library of Wales

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