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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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Andrews: Welsh Labour could separate from UK party under Corbyn
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:02:20 GMT - Welsh Labour could split from the rest of the UK party if Jeremy Corbyn remains leader, a former Welsh Government minister says.
 
UKIP's Nathan Gill MEP quit calls made 'out of malice'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:45:04 GMT - UKIP Wales leader Nathan Gill will not stand down from his MEP role, saying those making the call are doing it out of "malice".
 
Four teams banned after Beach Rugby Wales brawls
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:35:16 GMT - The organiser of a rugby beach festival say four clubs have been banned following fighting which broke out during two of its matches.
 
Chepstow Bridge's 200 year-old crossing celebrated
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:07:49 GMT - Communities in Wales and England celebrate the 200th anniversary of a historic iron bridge bringing them together across the River Wye.
 
France crash coach firm Express Motors 'doing all they can'
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:06:12 GMT - The operator of a coach which crashed in eastern France, leaving two teenagers seriously injured and 11 others with minor injuries, says it is doing all it can to help.
 
Rhossili holidaymaker falls 60ft from cliffs into sea
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:09:11 GMT - A holidaymaker falls 60ft (18.2m) from cliffs at a Swansea beach into the sea, with people entering the water to help him.
 
World first Anglesey 'sea kite' project in licence bid
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:11:25 GMT - A £25m marine energy project bids for a licence to fix the first full-scale underwater power 'kites' off the Anglesey coast.
 
Motorist dies following A543 crash, Denbighshire
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:24:52 GMT - A motorist has died following a crash in Denbighshire, North Wales Police says.
 
Ceredigion Museum's fashion through the ages exhibition
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:14:16 GMT - An exhibition of women's fashion through the ages opens at Ceredigion Museum.
 
Chris and Fiona Jones return home after sailing world for 14 years
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:13:32 GMT - A couple who have spent more than a decade sailing across the world return to their home in Gwynedd.
 
Friends pay tribute to Swansea teenager Michael Cura, 16
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:00:55 GMT - The friends of a teenager from Swansea who died on a cycle trip through Spain describe him as an "inspiration" who always put other people first.
 
Rail police step up Cardiff Central station patrols
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:45:42 GMT - British Transport Police increase patrols at Cardiff Central station to cut down on "alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour" in the evening.
 
'Outpouring of grief' for Swansea teenager Michael Cura
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:07:06 GMT - The friends of a teenager from Swansea who died on a cycle trip to Spain describe him as an "inspiration" who always put other people first.
 
National Library of Wales a 'unique institution'
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:08:06 GMT - The National Library of Wales is a "unique institution" which should be given a "far more prominent role" by the Welsh Government, its president says.
 
Brexit negotiations 'complicated', Alun Cairns says
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:29:16 GMT - Negotiations for a future deal on Brexit will be "extremely complicated", Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns says.
 

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