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					      WALES
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                     Wales
• Languages: English,
  Welsh
• Capital: Cardiff
• First Minister: Rhodri
  Morgan
• Area: 20779 Km2
• Density: 140/Km2
• Population: 2.903.085
• Currency: Pound (£)
    •Wales is one of four
•   states of the UK. It’s
    in the South-West of
    the Great Britain and
    it is wetted by the
    Bristol Channel in the
    South, the Saint
    George Channel in the
    South-West and the
    Ireland Sea in the
    North and in the
    West.
                  •
The territory is very
green because there
  are frequent rains.
  It’s flat but there
         are also few
      mountains. The
  weather is wet and
 warm in summer and
  very cold in winter
The Cambrian Mountains are a hikers paradise
and despite what many may think, this is not a
desolate and deserted landscape at all. In fact
there are beautiful valleys and lakes.
The mountain range is rocked between 1500 and
2000 feet in altitude. An area of outstanding natural
beauty: it has many rivers, streams, waterfalls and
impressive valleys.
• Cardiff is the capital of Wales
  and its largest city. It is located
  on the south coast of Wales and
  it was a small town until the
  early 19th century.
  Cardiff is the major port for the
  transport of coal. It became a
  city in 1905 and proclaimed
  capital of Wales in 1955.
  According to 2005 population
  estimates, the population of
  Cardiff is around 319,700
  people.
• Bryn Celli Ddu (the mound in a dark grove) is
  the best passage grave in Wales. It started as
  a late Neolithic, with a stone circle
  surrounded by a bank and internal ditch. This
  is one of many ancients graves in Wales that
  create fantastic natural views.
• Wales is often called the "Land of Castles"
  and rightly so, as it is home to some of
  Europe's finest surviving examples of
  medieval castle construction. The most
  famous castles in Wales are Chepstow in the
  southeast of Wales, the picturesque
  Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, and the
  charming Ewloe in the north.
  The principal trades of
   economy in Wales are:
- Industry, in fact there are
   many textile and iron
   factories;
- Agricolture, there are many
   feedings of sheeps and
   bovins;
- Tourism is very important
   because there are many
   beautiful views.
• The name of Wales is derived by the
  Germanic word Walha that means foreign.
• The national saying is: Cymru am byth that
  means Wales forever.
• The religion is catholic and protestant, the
  patron saint is S. David.
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