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About Wales

The Welsh name for their own country is Cymru, which means "fellow countrymen". The name Wales originally meant "stranger" or "foreigner" (the "wall" at the end of the place name "Cornwall" in south-west England has the same meaning): the name was given to the country by the Anglo-Saxons because the people living there (Celts) spoke a different language and had a different way of life from them.

The most famous Welsh poet is Dylan Thomas. Laura Ashley was a Welsh designer who established a chain of shops. Lloyds Bank (now Lloyds TSB) was originally a Welsh bank. Wales has the greatest concentration of castles in western Europe. There is a lot of beautiful scenery, including many attractive mountains, hills, valleys and rivers. There are three National Parks in Wales: Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast. The national emblem of Wales is the leek (you can see this on the back of some one pound coins); daffodils are also often as a symbol of the country.

English is the main language spoken in most parts of Wales, but the Welsh language is taught in many of the schools and is spoken by about 20% of the population. Signs and information are usually written in both English and Welsh.

Popular counties for visitors who are looking for a holiday in Wales include: Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire. Such locations as Aberaeron, Cardigan, Llandysul, Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Carmarthen, Swansea and Newcastle Emlyn drawn thousands of visitors each year.

The Welsh economy was once dominated by the coal mining and steel industries. The production of slate (used mainly for roof tiles) was a major industry in the mountains of Snowdonia. These traditional industries have declined; new jobs are being created in industries such as electronics and tourism. Because of the hilly landscapes, much of the land is used for sheep farming, and cattle are reared in the lowland areas.

Wales was formally united with England by Henry the Eighth in 1536. The National Assembly for Wales (often called the Welsh Assembly) was opened in 1999, giving some decision-making powers to an assembly of politicians who are elected locally. Many decisions affecting Welsh people are still made in the Houses of Parliament in London, which includes politicians from all parts of the United Kingdom. For more information about the history of government in Wales, see the Education Information part of the Public Information section of: http://www.wales.gov.uk.

The Welsh economy was once dominated by the coal mining and steel industries. The production of slate (used mainly for roof tiles) was a major industry in the mountains of Snowdonia. These traditional industries have declined; new jobs are being created in industries such as electronics and tourism. Because of the hilly landscapes, much of the land is used for sheep farming, and cattle are reared in the lowland areas.

Wales was formally united with England by Henry the Eighth in 1536. The National Assembly for Wales (often called the Welsh Assembly) was opened in 1999, giving some decision-making powers to an assembly of politicians who are elected locally. Many decisions affecting Welsh people are still made in the Houses of Parliament in London, which includes politicians from all parts of the United Kingdom. For more information about the history of government in Wales, see the Education Information part of the Public Information section of: http://www.wales.gov.uk.

For more details see the following counties of Wales: Blaenau, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham,

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Ed Sheeran: Travel and ticket warning for Cardiff concerts
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:59:41 GMT - Ed Sheeran fans advised to plan ahead for Cardiff gigs amid travel fears and heightened ticket scrutiny.
 
Poorly designed cycling projects still funded, says Sustrans
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:25:29 GMT - Questions are raised about the quality control over some walking and cycling projects.
 
Wild Konik horses help restore moorland at Bwlch Corog
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:01:43 GMT - A herd of Koniks eat their way through unwanted grasses to help restore moorland to its nature state.
 
Accident and emergency waiting times improve in Wales
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:21:28 GMT - Numbers of patients waiting the longest in hospitals A&E units were cut by a quarter.
 
Welsh Assembly: Claims of sexual assault and bullying
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:36:12 GMT - The claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and bullying emerge in a BBC questionnaire.
 
Parents' care helps cut sick baby stays at Singleton Hospital
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:01:10 GMT - A hospital teaches parents how to care for sick and premature babies - and more could soon do the same.
 
Eloise Parry death trial: Accused 'never saw capsules'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:06:31 GMT - Footage of a police raid at Ms Roberts' and Mr Rebelo's Harrow flat showed capsules being picked up.
 
Boxer Bradley Pryce feared he 'would die in the ring' due to impaired vision
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:13:57 GMT - Boxer Bradley Pryce says he spent the last few years of his career fearing he "would die in the ring" due to problems with his vision.
 
M4 closed after 'serious' crash near Newport
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:54:20 GMT - The eastbound carriageway of the motorway was shut following a one-car crash.
 
Stena Line scraps £5m improvement plan for Fishguard
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:36:26 GMT - Stena Line also pulled out of a large marina development at the terminal earlier this year.
 
Wedding marquee and dance floor stolen in Flintshire
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:15:12 GMT - Police say the owner of the Flintshire company is "desperate" for the return of his wedding gear.
 
Anglesey exhumed body tests 'could take four weeks'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:33:43 GMT - The unidentified body, found on a beach in 1985, is thought to belong to a missing Irishman.
 
Boxer Bradley Pryce opens up about how eye damage led to him fearing for his life
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:12:12 GMT - Boxer Bradley Pryce tells BBC Sport he feared he 'would die in the ring' due to impaired vision
 
Newbridge 'bubble boy' Rhys Harris hopes for career as chef
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:34:11 GMT - Ten years on from pioneering treatment, a 17-year-old has dreams of a career as a chef.
 
'Walk away' advice over Pinewood deal to Welsh Government
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:31:34 GMT - Ministers were advised to walk away from a relationship with Pinewood film studios two years ago.
 

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