Facts about Wales

Here you will find some facts and figures about Wales.


National Anthem :
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau / Land of my fathers
Capital City : 
Cardiff, population 348,493 (Local authority mid year estimate 2012)  
Other major towns/cities:
Swansea, Newport, Wrexham
Official languages:
English, Welsh
Government :
Welsh Government
First Minister of Wales:
Carwyn Jones AM (Assembly Member)
3,074,067 (Stats Wales 2012)
Population Density :
148.3 people per km2 (Stats Wales 2012)
Patron Saint :
Saint David
Currency :
Pounds sterling (£)


Key facts

Total Area:
20,782 sq kms (8,024 sq miles)
Highest mountain:
Snowdon[External link]
[Welsh name: Yr Wyddfa
(The tomb)]
It’s the highest mountain in
England and Wales at 1085m
(3560 ft)
Other mountains
(In order of size):
Carnedd Llewleyn (1064m)
Glyder Fawr (1064m)
Y Garn (947m)
Elidir Fawr (924m)
Tryfan (915m)
Aran Fawddwy (905m)
Y Lliwedd (898m)
Cadair Idris (893m)

Population of Wales Facts

3,074,067 (StatsWales 2012)
  1. Cardiff
  2. Rhondda Cynon Taff
  3. Swansea
  4. Carmarthenshire
  5. Caerphilly
  6. Flintshire
  7. Newport
  8. Neath Port Talbot
  9. Bridgend
  10. Powys
  11. Wrexham
  12. The Vale of Glamorgan
  13. Gwynedd
  14. Pembrokeshire
  15. Conwy
  16. Denbighshire
  17. Torfaen
  18. Monmouthsire
  19. Ceredigion
  20. Blaenau Gwent
  21. Isle of Anglesey
  22. Merthyr Tydfil

National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty:

National Parks: