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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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Latest News In Wales

Storm Brian: Woman rescued from Snowdon after fall
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:57:30 GMT - Mountain rescuers battled through gales and torrential rain after the walker was blown over.
 
Driver dies after Rhymney parked car crash
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:33:19 GMT - A 17-year-old driver has died following a car crash in Rhymney, Caerphilly county.
 
Storm Brian: Road and railways open after disruption
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:21:05 GMT - Several roads, bridges and railway lines were closed as gusts of 78mph hit the Welsh coast.
 
Passenger dies in car crash in Seven Sisters
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:16:56 GMT - A 17-year-old passenger has died in a single-vehicle collision in Neath Port Talbot.
 
Disruption expected at Culverhouse Cross roundabout
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:49:08 GMT - Resurfacing work will take place in the evenings starting from Sunday.
 
Welsh health secretary 'open to social care tax'
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:44:32 GMT - The current system does not offer the quality of care everyone wants, Vaughan Gething says.
 
Wales' Barker wins European gold
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:42:26 GMT - Elinor Barker and Ellie Dickinson win madison gold and secure Britain's fourth medal at at the European Track Championships in Berlin.
 
Virtual reality 'could entice tourists'
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:51:18 GMT - Growing numbers of tourism businesses in Wales are "embracing" the technology.
 
Urgent cancer treatment up 40% in Wales since 2012
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:15:28 GMT - The Welsh Government says the rise is down to better detection and more awareness.
 
Caerwent post office 'hub' saved from possible closure
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:56:48 GMT - The 'community lifeline' of a Monmouthshire village has been rescued from possible closure.
 
Widow's despair as soldier's medals stolen in Bridgend
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:14:52 GMT - The Elizabeth Cross and a wedding ring were among the haul taken during the 'brash' burglary.
 
Woman dies after 'medical emergency' in Llay, Wrexham
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:47:22 GMT - North Wales Police said it was called after reports of a "medical emergency".
 
Storm Brian: Woman carried down Snowdon in gales
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:22:55 GMT - Sixteen mountain rescue volunteers took four hours to help a woman off Snowdon during Storm Brian
 
Wildlife Trust virtual reality dolphin dive for tourists
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:18:37 GMT - Growing numbers of tourism businesses in Wales are "embracing" virtual reality technology.
 
Storm Brian: 78mph winds batter Wales
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:31:41 GMT - Wales suffered the brunt of Storm Brian when 78mph gusts hit the UK on Saturday.
 

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