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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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Circuit of Wales cash plea refused by Welsh ministers
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:22:17 GMT - Job claims were overstated and there was too much risk to taxpayers, says Welsh Government.
 
Stephen Hough denies 1976 Flint killing of Janet Commins
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:42:14 GMT - The 15-year-old's body was found on a school field by three children playing hide and seek.
 
Council tower block cladding tests demanded by Welsh Government
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:39:49 GMT - Welsh Government tells social landlords that may have used aluminium composite material to get it tested.
 
Finsbury Park attack: Suspect Darren Osborne in court
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:37:26 GMT - Darren Osborne, from Cardiff, is charged with murder and attempted murder.
 
Screw found in Llanelli woman's cremated ashes
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:47:36 GMT - Carole Ann Denby believed the screw was left in after surgery, but an expert says that is not the case.
 
365 homes in Llay approved on appeal by Welsh Government
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:12:06 GMT - It overturns a 2015 decision by Wrexham councillors to reject the scheme.
 
Government pressed on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon decision
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:37:33 GMT - Energy minister says "the necessary time" must be taken to fully consider the £1.3bn power scheme.
 
Council rules 'not broken' over Llanfyllin school funds
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:28:24 GMT - The school in Powys spent almost £500,000 of education funds subsidising transport.
 
Dylan Thomas Laugharne family home up for sale
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:49:14 GMT - The Grade II listed property is where the poet penned some of his most famous works.
 
Mystery murdered man 'could be from north Wales'
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:21:29 GMT - The body was found in 1971 buried in a shallow grave with the hands and feet tied.
 
Swansea University probes new uses for shellfish waste
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:17 GMT - Potential uses include soil conditioner and an alternative to microbeads, researchers say.
 
Council error kills '15,000' honey bees on Anglesey
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:50:05 GMT - A beekeeper says she is "furious" after council workers mistakenly kill a swarm of bees.
 
Can Cardiff's transport links cope with 80,000 more people?
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:02:11 GMT - Cardiff's population is set to swell over the next 20 years - can the transport network cope?
 
Circuit of Wales support 'very high risk' says Carwyn Jones
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:22:07 GMT - Carwyn Jones says supporting Circuit of Wales could have resulted in schools and houses not being built.
 
Circuit of Wales: Ebbw Vale mixed reaction to decision
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:56:45 GMT - People in Ebbw Vale have a mixed reactions to the news the Circuit of Wales will not go ahead.
 

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