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Wales

  1. 1. Wales Prepared by: Tomasz Kowalski Krystian Dudek
  2. 2. Wales is one of the four components of the United Kingdom. It is located in the southwestern part of the United Kingdom, in the West of England, by the Irish and Celtic Sea.
  3. 3. Indigenous people Welsh indigenous people are The Celts. The Celts or Kelts were an ethnolinguistic group of tribal societies in Iron Ageand Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had a similar culture, although the relationship between the ethnic, linguistic and cultural elements remains uncertain and controversial.
  4. 4. Territorial division: For the purposes of local government, Wales has been divided into 22 council areas since 1996. These "principal areas" are responsible for the provision of all local government services, including education, social work, environment and roads services.
  5. 5. President: The Monarch of the Wales is Elizabeth II (born 21 April 1926). She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states.
  6. 6. The capital city Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s, Cardiff has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.
  7. 7. The Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion located in the city centre of Cardiff. The original motte and bailey castle was built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders on top of a 3rd-century Roman fort.
  8. 8. Flag of Wales The flag of Wales consists of a red dragon passant on a green and white field. As with many heraldic charges, the exact representation of the dragon is not standardised and many renderings exist.
  9. 9. Welsh National Anthem The anthem was written by Welsh poet Evan James, and his son James James composed the melody of the anthem.
  10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =gtCOprRDUm8
  11. 11. Welsh cuisine Welsh cuisine is famous for its sweet-delicious cakes and cookies are very popular, you can buy them almost anywhere or prepare with yourself.
  12. 12. Welsh cookies The cakes are also known as bakestones within Wales, because they are traditionally cooked on a bakestone, a cast iron griddle about 1.5 cm or more thick which is placed on the fire or cooker. On rare occasions, people may refer to them as griddle scones.
  13. 13. Cawl Cawl is traditional Welsh meal. It is kind of the goulash. Welshmen most often eat this dish in day of Saint Dawid. The most important components of this dish are: the leek and the lamb.
  14. 14. Patron – Saint David Saint Dawid was a bishop and a member of the oldest move of the monastic West Church. He was also a founder of the Orthodox monastery in Menevii and of the monastery in Pembroke
  15. 15. Harlech castle Harlech castle is one of the most famous Welsh castles. It construction began in 1283 and finished in 1289. The construction of the castle was designed by Master James of St. George. It is the largest among all the castles built during the conquest of North Wales.
  16. 16. The highest peak: The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia, of which five are over 1,000 m (3,300 ft). The highest of these is Yr Wyddfa, at 1,085 m (3,560 ft).
  17. 17. The longest river: Severn River (wal. Afon hafren) is the longest river of Wales and the second longest in the British Isles, behind the River Shannon. It has 354 km lenght.
  18. 18. Swansea Swansea officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales' second largest city. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan. The City and County of Swansea had a population of 239,000 in 2011.
  19. 19. Swansea’s Guildhall
  20. 20. Newport Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitar y authority in south east Wales. It is located on the River Usk. As of the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,736, and an urba population of 306,844. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000.

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