Wales is a Celtic country located in Europe, just west of England. It’s part of the United Kingdom and is surrounded by sea on three of its sides.

More than 3 million people live in the country and the capital is called Cardiff. There are two official languages: English and Cymraeg (Welsh). The Welsh name for Wales is Cymru.

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The highest peak is Snowdon, it’s 3560 feet (1085m) high. Towy is the longest river flowing for 64miles (103km). 


What is Wales like?

Wales is a country of hills, mountains and castles. It has more castles per square km than any other country! One of the most impressive is Caernarfon Castle.

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The weather is damp and cool and the mountainous regions get a lot of rain.


Colours of the flag

The flag is green and white with a red dragon.


Major Cities

Cardiff - the capital city and largest city of Wales. It has lots of things to explore and is a great place for sports lovers. Cardiff Castle is a fun place to visit.

Swansea - is a coastal city and the second-largest city in the country.

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Newport - is a port and important manufacturing and engineering centre. It has a castle called Newport Castle.


What is Wales famous for?

Wales is famous for its music choirs, Tom Jones, leeks, the red dragon and the Welsh corgi.