Wales is a country that forms part of the United Kingdom and Great Britain. It has a border with England. The map below shows the main cities of Wales.
The flag of Wales is a red dragon on a green and white background. The patron saint of Wales is Saint David.
This is a picture of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.
Cardiff is built on the mouth of the River Taff where it flows into the Bristol Channel.
The picture shows Cardiff Harbour. In the centre you can see the Pierhead building which was built in 1897. To the left and right are shopping centres.
Other famous landmarks in Cardiff include:
Cardiff Castle and Clock tower, Castell Coch, The Millennium Centre, The Millennium Stadium and The Senedd.
This is a picture of the River Towy, Wales's longest river flowing through Carmarthen.
The River Towy is 121km (75 miles) long.
This is a picture of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. It is 1085 metres high (3,560ft). It is in the Snowdonia National Park which is in the North West of Wales.
Lake Bala is the largest lake in Wales and is known locally as Llyn Tegid. It is is 5.95km (3.7 miles) long and 1km (0.6 miles) wide.
Wales is famous for the large number of castles that were built by Edward I of England after he conquered Wales in 1283.
This picture shows Caernarfon Castle which was built on the north-east coast of Wales by Edward I in 1283. Edward's son, Prince Edward was born at the castle in 1284 and Edward declared him Prince of Wales. It has been tradition ever since that the eldest son of the reigning monarch becomes the Prince of Wales.
Wales is also famous for having the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest in the World.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a town on the Isle of Anglesey.
Other things associated with Wales are:
Rugby - a contact-sport ball game where players can throw backwards or run with the ball.
Daffodil - is the national emblem of Wales and is worn on St David's day
National Dress - the picture above shows women wearing traditional Welsh costume
Key words associated with Wales are:
Angelsey, Cardiff, Castles, Coal, Costume, Cymraeg, Daffodils, Dragons, Eisteddfod, Leeks, Male voice choirs, Millennium Stadium, Mining, Mountains, Offa's Dyke, Rugby, Sheep, Snowdon, Swansea, The Valleys
20 Famous Welsh People
Aled Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Charlotte Church, Colin Jackson, David Lloyd George, Dylan Thomas, Gareth Thomas, George Everest, Griff Rhys Jones, Harry Secombe, Henry Morton Stanley, Laura Ashley, Lawrence of Arabia, Mary Quant, Richard Burton, Roald Dahl, Shirley Bassey, Simon Weston, Tom Jones, Tommy Cooper
Harvard Reference for this page:
Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Tiffany Macbeth in Wales. Available: http://www.tiffanymacbeth.com/Travels/wales.htm. Last accessed