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  1. 1. Albina Aidinbekova 1.04.2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>General information </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Subdivisions </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiff University </li></ul><ul><li>Roald Dahl Plass </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>National symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Castles </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 4. Cymru Wales Flag Location of   Wales   in the United Kingdom Capital Cardiff Official languages Welsh, English Demonym Welsh ( Cymru ) Government Constitutional monarchy   -  Queen (of the UK) Queen Elizabeth II   -  Prime Minister (of the UK) Gordon Brown MP   -  First Minister of Wales Rhodri Morgan AM -  Deputy First Minister for Wales Ieuan Wyn Jones AM   -  Secretary of State (in the UK government) Paul Murphy MP Currency Pound sterling (GBP) Area   20,779 km²   Population 2,903,085 
  4. 5. Wales is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Traditionally a principality , Wales is located in the southwest of the island of Great Britain bordering England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, the Irish Sea to the west and north, and the estuary of the River Dee in the upper northeast. A Welsh national identity emerged after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the early 5th century, and was later influenced by other European historical experiences. Cosmopolitan Cardiff , located in the southeast of the country and Wales' largest city, is the seat of Welsh government and the largest media center in Britain outside of London. Established as the capital of Wales in 1955, Cardiff is among Europe's 'youngest' capitals.
  5. 6. <ul><li>For the purposes of local government, Wales was divided into 22 council areas in 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>City status in the United Kingdom is determined by Letters patent. There are five cities in Wales: </li></ul><ul><li>Bangor </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>Newport </li></ul><ul><li>St David' </li></ul><ul><li>Swansea </li></ul>Cardiff City Hall Clock tower of Cardiff City Hall
  6. 7. Cardiff University is a leading university located in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales. It received its Royal charter in 1883 and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. The university was shortlisted for the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2003. Before August 2004, the university was officially known as University of Wales, Cardiff , although it used the name Cardiff University publicly.
  7. 8. Roald Dahl Plass is a public plaza in Cardiff Bay, part of Cardiff, Wales. It is named after Cardiff-born author Roald Dahl, and is located on the coast along the south of the city centre. The square is home to the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building) and the Wales Millennium Centre, a performing arts centre. The bowl-like shape of the plaza has made it a popular amphitheatre for hosting open-air concerts
  8. 9. Sport in Wales The most popular sports in Wales are Rugby Union and football . Wales, like other constituent natio ns, enjoys independent representatio n in major world sporting events su ch as the FIFA World Cup , Rugby World Cup and in the Commonwealth Games . Millennium Stadium Media in Wales Cardiff is home to the Welsh national media. BBC Wales is based in Llandaff , Cardiff and produces Welsh-oriented output for BBC One and BBC Two channels.
  9. 10. <ul><li>The Flag of Wales incorporates the </li></ul><ul><li>red dragon of Prince Cadwalader along with </li></ul><ul><li>the Tudor colors of green and white. </li></ul><ul><li>The flag of Owain Glyndŵr , which has </li></ul><ul><li>4 squares alternating in red and yellow and </li></ul><ul><li>then a rampant lion in each square of the opposite color. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dragon , part of the national flag design, </li></ul><ul><li>is also a popular Welsh symbol. </li></ul><ul><li>The leek is also a national emblem of Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The daffodil is the national flower of Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sessile Oak is the national tree of Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>The Flag of Saint David is sometimes used as an alternative to the national flag. </li></ul><ul><li>The Coat of Arms of the Principality of Wales . </li></ul><ul><li>The red kite is sometimes named as the </li></ul><ul><li>national bird of Wales. </li></ul>Flag of Saint David Flag of Gwynedd
  10. 11. Conwy Castle Beaumaris Castle Caernarfon Castle Harlech Castle
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