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Facts about Wales

Here you will find some facts and figures about Wales.


Wales has a moderate climate, very similar to the rest of the UK but it can also be slightly unpredictable!
We are one of the few countries in the world where sustainable development is a core responsibility for our government.
In Welsh Cenhinen means leek, and Cenhinen Pedr means daffodil. The similarities have led to both being adopted as our national symbols.
Learn the words (and how to pronounce them) to Wales’ National anthem - Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau.
We can make laws in Wales. Welsh laws are officially known as Assembly Bills. They apply only to Wales and not to other parts of the UK.
A is for Aberystwyth: the Victorian University town on Cardigan Bay is home to the National Library of Wales. B is for Bog Snorkelling...
Wales may be a small country but we have three national parks: Pembrokeshire coast, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks
We have five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - Wye Valley, Isle of Anglesey Coast, Llŷn Peninsula, Gower Peninsula and Clwydian Hills