What are Wales?

  • (noun): One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria.
    Synonyms: Cymru, Cambria

Wales

Wales i/ˈweɪlz/ (Welsh: Cymru; ) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It had a population in 2011 of 3,064,000, and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,200 km (750 mi) of coastline, and is largely mountainous, with its highest peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone, and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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Wales And Borders
... Wales Borders was a train operating company in the United Kingdom owned by National Express that operated the Wales Borders franchise from October 2001 until December 2003 ...
District - United Kingdom - Wales
... There is no official use of the word district in Wales ... The country is broken up into 22 unitary authorities ...
6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles
... The 6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles was a former unit of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC), part of the Australian Army ... as the 6th Motor Regiment (New South Wales Mounted Rifles) until 1949 when it took on the name 6th New South Wales Mounted Rifles ... It became part of the Royal New South Wales Regiment as part of the Army's restructure around 1960 and was eventually disbanded soon after ...
Wales, Wisconsin - History
... Welsh immigrants settled the village of Wales in 1840 ... The remains of Welsh history can be seen in the village's flag that replicates the Welsh national flag ...
Lake Wales, Florida
... Lake Wales is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States ... Lake Wales is located in central Florida, west of Lake Kissimmee and east of Tampa ...

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    Charles, Prince Of Wales (b. 1948)