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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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Crimewatch appeal over body found in north Wales forest
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:50:32 GMT - North Wales Police release an artist's impression of an unidentified man whose remains were found in a remote forest.
 
UKIP's Diane James says Neil Hamilton is leader in Wales
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:24:29 GMT - UKIP leader Diane James says Neil Hamilton is the party's leader in Wales during a visit to Cardiff to heal rifts within the party.
 
£3m masterpiece found in Swansea Museum storeroom
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:31:08 GMT - A 17th Century Flemish masterpiece, thought to be worth £3m, is discovered in the storeroom of Swansea Museum.
 
Monty Python's Terry Jones to attend Bafta Cymru awards
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:42:07 GMT - Bafta Cymru says Monty Python star Terry Jones will attend its awards ceremony on Sunday, just days after it was announced he had been diagnosed with dementia.
 
Linda Razzell murder: Christopher Halliwell link dismissed
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:12:24 GMT - A Welsh woman's family dismisses claims linking her murder to double killer Christopher Halliwell.
 
Gordon Anglesea 'visited paedophile ring house'
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:18:23 GMT - A former police chief visited a house where youngsters were plied with drink before men "picked a boy they wanted", a court hears.
 
Stephanie Booth crushed to death by tractor, inquest told
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:47:18 GMT - A Denbighshire businesswoman died of crush injuries following in a tractor accident, a post-mortem examination finds.
 
Carwyn Jones steps in on Labour devolution row
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:40:22 GMT - First Minister Carwyn Jones intervenes to ensure plans to give Welsh and Scottish Labour more power will be put to a vote at the party conference.
 
Swansea health hub to reduce 'acute' pressure on GPs
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:13:53 GMT - A wellness centre and GP academy in Swansea will reduce the "acute" pressures facing primary care, a health board hopes.
 
Call for anglers to release salmon to halt 'serious' decline
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:32 GMT - Natural Resources Wales ask anglers to release all salmon they catch as numbers hit a "worrying low".
 
Osteoporosis tests 'could save Welsh NHS £4.5m'
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:40:32 GMT - More services in Wales to help diagnose osteoporosis could save the NHS £4.5m a year, a charity claims.
 
Newport M4 variable speed limit prosecutions to start
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:46:19 GMT - Motorists who get caught speeding on the variable limit section of the M4 in Newport now face prosecution.
 
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour in Wales should get behind leadership
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:42:54 GMT - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says it is time for the party in Wales to get behind him.
 
Mel Charles scores a wonder goal for Cardiff City v Swansea City
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:30:31 GMT - Relive the the talent of Mel Charles as he scores a superb goal for Cardiff City against Swansea City.
 
UKIP: Diane James having 'constructive meetings' with AMs
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:21:02 GMT - UKIP leader Diane James visits Cardiff to try and heal the rift between Neil Hamilton and Nathan Gill.
 

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