How do you get to Wales?
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Plane, car, boat, train, bus, walk, cycle.
Wales is a country that protrudes from the west of mid-England.
Plane, car, boat, train, bus, walk, cycle.
Wales is a country that protrudes from the west of mid-England.
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Answer Its a country in the UK. It borders England. Capital city isCardiff/Caerdydd. Wales occupies the Western coast of Britain. Situated betweenEngland on the right and Ireland on the left Its in the west of Britain (left hand side ) and is the areacentral protruding in to the Irish Sea
Answer The Nation of Wales has the longest history in Europe, predating England, for example, by well over two thousand years. Philologically, the language is related to Rhaetian and Etrurian (Etruscan), and standing stones, some over three thousand years old, carved in the old Coelbren (stroke al…phabet) script can be found as far afield as Greece, while precursors are found on stones in the Lebanon, and in the Wadi Moqateb and the Djell Moqateb, as discovered many centuries later by Indico Pleustes, and later recorded by the Reverend Charles M. Forster (about 1887). The Welsh language (Cymraeg) is therefore the oldest of all European languages. Wales has gained the more fleeting fame of modernity for many things, although the pivotal role of Welsh steam coal and Welsh steel should not be underestimated. A truly beautiful land, Wales boasts mountains and valleys which still occasionally ring to the sound of singing, or the delicate blend of instruments in brass bands. The Welsh Male Voice Choirs (famously Treorchy Male Voice - Cor Meibion Treorci), and the Brass Bands (T. J. (Tom) Powell's Melin Griffith Band and the Cory Band spring to mind as the best of the best) were almost destroyed with the destruction of heavy industry in the valleys by Mrs Thatcher, since the steel manufacturers and the coal mines used to sponsor the music, and highly competitive concerts would take place several times a year. Despite the modern concentration on Pop music, some of the most beautiful tunes in the world originated in Wales - Myfanwy, Calon Lan, Cwm Rhondda, Blaen Wern and Aberystwyth being good examples, whilst the national anthem - known in English as 'Land of my Fathers' and 'The Old Land of My Fathers' translated from Welsh) could be argued to be the most beautiful national anthem in the world. It doesn't talk of conquest or of war, but of the peace and beauty of the valleys, rivers, forests and streams, and the songs and poetry of the people. More recently, Wales has produced some powerful popular singers - Harry Secombe, Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey being classic examples, and some well known Hollywood performers of whom Richard Burton is probably the best known, although these days, Catherine Zeta Jones also springs to mind, as does the lovely 'Voice of an Angel' Charlotte Church for a modern singer. Ivor Novello hailed from Cardiff, and Dylan Thomas is also well known around the world for his beautiful and poetic descriptions of welsh life, whilst the father of the British National Health Service was a Welshman, Aneurin (Nye) Bevan. . Wales also has some remarkably good breweries for those with a taste for real ale, and although S.A. Brain's is probably the best known, it is not the best beer, since that accolade has now been bestowed upon several smaller breweries. This writer's favourite is The Otley Brewery from Cilfynydd in Pontypridd, where the Otley Arms in Treforest is known affectionately as the 'O' block for Glamorgan University which is just across the road. Ah the lectures I missed! . While these comments may seem to be - shall we say- South Wales-centric - there is a good and valid reason for this. Although the culture blends across the country, there are distinct differences between those who hale from the north (Gogledd) and those from the south (De). . These difference actually run much deeper than most people perceive. It would not be misleading to suggest that the 'Gogs' have a distinctly different origin from the South Walian. From an ethnocentric viewpoint, the Gogs are of Celtic origin and their language bears close ties with Eirse and the Scots Gaelic - which I spoke as a boy growing up in the Outer Isles. The softer language of the South is Cymric, deriving from Kymeroi, an insulting name for the Brythonic people from whom they sprang - rather than the Celts. Hence the language is Brythonic - or British, if you'd rather in its origins! The physiological differences are quite marked: the South Walian is traditionally short and dark: his Gogledd counterpart is raw-boned, scrawny, pale of skin and red of hair, although there are some truly striking blonde women up there! . History. Although Wales was never conquered by England, - nor ideed by the Romans - it has always been sadly oppressed by the english, and the adoption by the English royal family (who are technically Germans) of the title Prince of Wales for Prince Charles and many others before him, has never been well received in some quarters. Knowledge of the existence of the old Kingdoms caused the english royal family to try to destroy Welsh culture, and libraries such as Hafod House were burnt to the ground, the language banned and gaol sentences imposed on those who dared to speak their own tongue. Although an MP may quote a phrase from another language in the English Parliament, there is only one language which is totally banned there, and that is Welsh.. The old Kingdoms of Wales predate the anglo saxon usurper - and the later french-danish Normans - by thousands of years. Probably the most important was the Kingdom of Glamorgan which housed the paramount King, although the Kingdoms of Gwent and of Brecon were also significant. Helen the mother of Constantine who started the Roman Catholic Church was the daughter of Brychan Brycheiniog (Brychan ap Brecon) who was a Christian King, arguably of the Gnostic tradition, and Wales - which was the original Britain long before England was born - had been Christian for some centuries before the Roman Church was invented. King LLeirwg declared Britain for Christ about 156 A.D., but the oldest Christian construction predates that by many years. Churches were named after the Saint who founded them and who was usually found to have been buried there after he or she passed away. This raises an interesting point since Saint Ilid (note: NOT Illtyd) is claimed to have been uncle to Jesus (Ieshua bin Miryam) and better known to us as Joseph of Arimathea. Not far from Bridgend in Glamorgan is the Church of Llanilid. But this is a relatively modern Church being probably less than a thousand years old.. However, standing with one's back to the Church gate and looking to the left, there is a copice atop a steep but not very high hillock. Beyond that is a cup shaped hollow, while to the far side is an ascension path which the Saint would ascend to address the flock who stood below in the hollow. The parish of Christ's uncle! From a sporting viewpoint, the old County of Glamorgan, now dismantled, has consistently produced a good cricket team, the Cardiff City football team, the Bluebirds, has a strong following, but the national sport is undoubtedly Rugby, and despite the comparatively small population (about a tenth of England's), Wales still frequently manages to beat all comers. England is always the enemy, and passions are always at their highest when the Wales - England matches are played. Because the French also enjoy an historic rivalry with England, there is a bond between Wales and France, and this is strengthened by the Bretons of north western France speaking a language which is very similar to Welsh. Cardiff, the capital city, is also home to excellent museums, concert halls and Universities. The Victorian fathers of the city left a wonderful legacy in the way of classic buildings in Cardiff, but mainly in the large number of parks which Cardiff boasts. One of these, Roath Park, boasts a splendid lake which houses an imitation lighthouse, built to commemorate the departure of Captain Scott from Cardiff docks, on his final and fateful journey to the Antarctic. Sadly, modernisation is steadily robbing the City of its old characterful districts, and soon, there will be no old Cardiff any longer, just a plastic clone of every other city and Tiger Bay, where the pirates like Henry Morgan came, will be just a legend breathed soft upon the Sou'westerly trades which brought the ships to Cardiff docks for thousands of years....... Home of buccaneers, home of pirates, home of poetry, beauty, laughter and song: that is Wales.. (MORE)
it holds 900,000 sheep and each sheep takes up 3 square meters so that is 900,000 times 3 equals 2,700,000 meters squared.
Wales is a country to the west of England. It's kind of between England and Ireland.
They are a nation of people situated in the west of Britain and aredescended from Celts
nicknames for people from wales are, a taff, taffy, sheep-shaggers, egg-chasers, Celts..... people from swansea - jacks people from Cardiff - taffs/taffy's people from west wales - Turks
The seat of the Welsh Assembly is Cardiff. The capital of the UK is London.
Geographically - England. Language - Breton, Cornwall (slightly less to Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland). Emotionally - everywhere BUT England
I most certainly do, I LOVE it!! I live here, I am of Welshnationality, I speak Welsh, and find it a most beautiful andfascinating country full of history, culture, arts, heritage,terrific natural beauty, superb food and a vibrant social scene.It's a lovely place!
there are no active volcanoes in Wales.. Data suggests that Snowdon was once a Volcano.
Wales is a country on the island of Great Britain, as are Scotland and England. Wales is also part of the United Kingdom, along with Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.
A.................... Aberaeron, Aberavon, Aberbargoed, Abercarn, Abercwmboi, Aberdare,Abergavenny, Abergele, Aberporth, Abertillery, Aberystwyth,Afonwen, Amlwch, Ammanford, Argoed B.................... Bagillt, Bala, Bangor, Bargoed, Barmouth, Barry, Beaumaris, Bedwas,Benllech, Bethesda, Blaenau F…festiniog, Blaenavon, Blackwood,Blaina, Brecon, Bridgend, Briton Ferry, Brynamman, Brynmawr,Buckley, Builth Wells, Burry Port, Broughton C.................... Caerleon, Caernarfon, Caerphilly, Caerwys, Caldicot, Cardiff,Cardigan, Carmarthen, Chepstow, Chirk, Cilgerran, Colwyn Bay,Connah's Quay, Conwy, Corwen, Cowbridge, Criccieth, Crickhowell,Crumlin, Cwmamman, Cwmbran D.................... Denbigh, Dolgellau E.................... Ebbw Vale, Ewloe F.................... Ferndale, Ffestiniog, Fishguard, Flint G.................... Gelligaer, Glynneath, Goodwick, Gorseinon, Gresford H.................... Hakin, Harlech, Haverfordwest, Hay-on-Wye, Holt, Holyhead,Holywell, Hawarden K.................... Kidwelly, Knighton L.................... Llantwit Fardre Lampeter, Llangranog Laugharne, Llandeilo,Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction,Llanddulas, Llandysul, Llanelli, Llanfair Caereinion,Llanfairfechan, Llanfyllin, Llangefni, Llangollen, Llanidloes,Llanrwst, Llantrisant, Llantwit Major, Llanwrtyd Wells,Llanybydder, Loughor, Llanishen M.................... Machynlleth, Maesteg, Menai Bridge, Merthyr Tydfil, Milford Haven,Mold, Monmouth, Montgomery, Mountain Ash, Maesglas Miskin N.................... Narberth, Neath, Nefyn, Newbridge, Newcastle Emlyn, Newport,Newport (Pembrokeshire), New Quay, Newtown, Neyland, Nelson O.................... Old Colwyn, Old Radnor, Overton-on-Dee P.................... Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Penarth, Pencoed, Penmaenmawr, PenrhynBay, Pontardawe, Pontarddulais, Pontyclun, Pontypool, Pontypridd,Port Talbot, Porth, Porthcawl, Porthmadog, Prestatyn, Presteigne,Pwllheli Q.................... Queensferry R.................... Rhayader, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Rhymney, Risca, Ruthin, Radyr S.................... St Asaph, St Clears, St David's, Senghenydd, Saltney, Shotton,Swansea T.................... Talgarth, Templeton, Tenby, Tonypandy, Tredegar, Tregaron,Treharris, Treorchy, Tywyn U.................... Usk W.................... Welshpool, Whitland, Wrexham Y.................... Ystradgynlais, Ystrad Mynach, Ynysddu (MORE)
I asked exactly the same question to my science teacher in Comprehensive school. She said it had something to do with it raining so much, combined with the rarity of sunny days. I think the time has come to put more money into research so that perhaps we could work towards a drier, less wet future f…or our beautiful country. The mountinous terrain contributes to much of the precipitation over Wales. Air currents rise over the mountains (as they can't go through them!!) and get colder as they raise in altitude. As they lower down again the other side of the mountains, the rapid warming of air currents forms clouds, and it rains! (MORE)
Scotland and Wales are separate constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Wales is a principality. Hence, "The Prince of Wales" - HRH Prince Charles.
Wales has many types of wildlife. They have dolphins, puffins,seals, salmon, and several types of wild fowls like sea birds.
Welsh troops are part of the British Army, along with troops from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, they are currently involved in the conflict in Afghanistan.
(not quite sure what you're asking for... but I'll translate how do , as in how do you do) sut ydych chi (how do you do/ how are you) more informal is - su mai
Wale is a rapper born in D.C. He mostly raps about real life things and bases his music on more of go-go type. He currently has 3 mixtapes and his first album coming out in November 2009.
Well , originally it wouldn't have had an English alternative (Wales) and would have always been Cymru (I think) In the same way , while England had complete power over us , they also forced us to change many on the towns names - this is why some towns have English names , and almost all towns have… an English alternative (e.g Cardiff = Caerdydd) Another opinion: The Welsh people are called Cymry. The Romans called Wales Cambria. The word may derive from Old Welsh kombrogÃ (compatriots). Another opinion: "Wales" comes from Wealhas a Germanic word meaning "foreigner" or something similar and was given by Germanic people to their neighbours who had previously been living under the Romans - for example Wallonia in Belgium (the French speaking bit) and Wallachia in Romania. The Welsh only began calling themselves "Cymry" and their land "Cymru" in the Middle Ages. Prior to this they had universally called themselves Bryttaniait meaning "Britons" and their island home was called Ynys Prydein, or the Isle of Britain. In the Dark Ages following the end of the Roman Occupation what we know as Wales was made up of numerous small kingdoms and a concept of "Wales" did not exist, people would have considered the geographical portions of Wales as part of Gwynedd or Powys et c. The name "Cambria" is latin and may be a derrivation of an earlier Welsh word something like Kambrwg . In Welsh legend the island of Britain was divided at some point with a king called Kamber map Brwth inheriting the mountainous west now known as Wales which was afterwards named in his honour. The names "Britain" and "Britons" (and variations of those words) was first recorded by the Greeks in about 325BC as Prettanike or Î ÏÎµÏÏÎ±Î½Î¿Î¹. This appears to derrive from a native name for the land and people at the time; Pretani - the origins of which are confusing but according to ancient Welsh legend may derive from an ancient God or King called Bryt or Brwth (Latin: Brutus ) who is remembered for leading his followers to the island and it was named or rather, renamed in his honour. Various Roman and Greek geographies (such as Pliny, Caesar and others) state that the "Pretannic" or "Britannic" islands were anciently called "Albion" (á¼Î»Î²Î¯ÏÎ½) or insula Albionum. This may come from the Latin word Albus meaning "white". Welsh chroniclers writing in the 12th Century record the name Y Wen Ynys (meaning The White Island or The Fair Island) as the original name for the country. Some experts assert that Albion is a distortion of the Celtic words Alw-ion meaning something like "beautiful enclosure". With all this, history becomes legend and legend becomes myth and the further back you go the more sketchy it is! (MORE)
Some of the highly talented people who were born in Wales include Tom Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta-Jones , Dylan Thomas, Bryn-Terfel, Catherine Jenkins, Charlotte Church, Gavin Henson, Ioan Gruffudd, Rowan Williams, The Manic Street Preachers (a band), Rhys Ifans, Howard Ma…rks and many more!!!!! :] (MORE)
It's in Wales. I believe 'South Wales' refers specifically to the southernmost part of the principality.
Brecon is neither considered mid nor south wales. It is situated on the main road through wales, the a470, approx 20 miles north of merthyr tydfil. In the county (or whatever they are called these days) of Powys. South West of Hereford England (approx 40mins driving time) East of Llandov…ery (approx 25mins driving time) Latitude = 51.9324, Longitude = -3.3893 Lat = 51 degrees, 55.9 minutes North Long = 3 degress, 23.4 minutes West (MORE)
The word Wales derives from old German and means 'stranger' or 'foreign.' Derivatives of the word were applied by Anglo Saxons to the Celtic inhabitants of Britain. Interestingly enough the French and Spanish names for Wales are very similar to the old Roman word for France - 'Gaul'. In Spanish is… it 'Gales' and in French it is 'Pays de Galles'. (MORE)
It's in England. No it isn't. Wales is one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom along with England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and London is the capital city of the UK.
Yes it is. Its 17 miles North of Cardiff on the A470 and 5 milessouth of Merthry Tydfil
If you mean the highest peak of wales, it's Snowdon (o'r Wyddfa in Welsh). It has a height of 1,085 metres from sea
Aberystwyth :) Its near the west coast of wales, in the middle :) Some might say in the middle of nowhere...
What is important to a Welsh person in Wales is;the sport especially Rugby, the language, the music as the country is reffered to as the land of song ( Tom Jones, Stereophonic,Manic street preachers, Cerys Matthews, Shirley Bassey, Bonnie Tyler, Charlotte Church, Catherine Jenkins.) The History, Coa…l and Iron industry. Important issues in Wales at the moment are the rate of unemployment, health care and education, homelesness, crime and combating terrorism as recently police stopped a terrorist attempt on Cardiffs city centre. (MORE)
Over the industrial age in Britain, Wales had many coal mines, children and adults where forced to go down these mines to get coal and make money for their families. Now people in Wales just live normal lives. Shopping, working, eating, sleeping, etc...
Wales is a country. It has it's own language and its own elections for welsh ministers. So yes, I would say Wales is significant!
No Wales is a country of its own next to England. Edinburugh is in Scotland.
Wales is a constituent country of the UK, so Wales can be classed as abroad from any country except the UK.
The term 'Wailing Wall' was used by British soldiers in reference to the Western Wall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. The term 'Wailing Wall' was an insult against Jews, implying that when Jews pray they wail.
It is spelled Whale if your considering a big blue marine animal and a whale is a mammal because it breathes air and gives birth to its young ans it gives milk
You could do about the history of the Celts or Welsh princes, the castles or lanscape, or famous Welsh people and artists/singers/actors.
Wales the country is just to the left of England. There is also a New South Wales in Australia and there are probably plenty more :D
Assuming you mean the WRU and not the country then it was the selection of the first official Welsh team by the remarkable Richard Mullock to face England at Mr Richardson's Field, Blackheath on 19th February 1881, that hastened the formation of what we now know as the Welsh Rugby Union. The WRU ha…ve been the head administrators of Wales's national sport since 1881. A group of 11 clubs - Swansea, Lampeter, Llandeilo, Cardiff, Newport, Llanelli, Merthyr Tydfil, Llandovery, Brecon, Pontypool and Bangor - came together at the Castle Hotel, Neath on 12th March 1881, to form the Welsh Rugby Football Union. It was a meeting that took place on the same day that Cardiff beat Llanelli in the fourth South Wales Challenge Cup Final in Neath. Cyril Chambers, of Swansea Football Club, was elected the first President of the WRFU and Richard Mullock, of Newport, became the first Honorary Secretary and Treasurer. It had been Mullock who had selected the Welsh team to play in that first, fateful international at Blackheath against an England side that had being playing internationally for a full decade and that had lost only twice in their 17 Tests to that time. (MORE)
February is the coldest in Wales and the coldest it gets is usually around 1.1 o C (34 o F).
Wales as in the town Wales as in the Country or Whales as in the animal
Wake is not in a gang. He associates with blood members thought. Like Lil Wayne and wake flocka flame.
Obviously, Wales offers the full range of food that all modern Western countries do nowadays, although there are some variations. 'Fast food' (i.e. burger bars, drive-through McDonalds etc.) is not as popular in Wales as it is in England- the Welsh tend to prefer Indian or Chinese take-aways, or pi…zza parlours, to burgers. There are fewer international fast food outlets in Wales than in England, those places that exist tend mostly to be small buisnesses, often run by Turkish immigrants to the nation. You do get places like McDonalds, but these tend to be located in retail parks and by big supermarkets rather than as stand-alone facilities. Traditional Welsh dishes include lavabread, which is cooked seaweed fried in flour and made into patties, 'cawl' (pronounced 'cowl') which is a hearty broth of lamb and vegetables, and various lamb and mutton dishes. Leeks and bacon are popular, and there is 'Welsh Rarebit' (contrary to popular belief, this is NOT simply cheese on toast, but a toast-topping made up of cheese, onion, mustard and various spices). Up until Edwardian times, rural communities used to shoot rooks and make rook pie. Sweet dishes include Welsh Cakes (cake-biscuits made from oats and sultanas), 'Tisuan hwi' ('egg cake') which is like a cross between cheesecake and blancmange, and a variation on pancakes known as 'froyce'. (MORE)
Pembrokeshire is in the far South-West of Wales, occupying the lower of the two 'horns' of the nation. It is split into North and South Pembrokeshire by a non-officially defined boundary called the Landsker, as the two parts of the county are very different. North Pembrokeshire is far more wild, sto…rmy and rugged than the more gently rolling, pastoral landscape of the South, and Welsh is spoken as a first language far more commonly in the North than in the South. There is also far stronger Nationalist sentiment in the North. South Pembrokeshire was settled in Mediaeval times by English farmers and weavers of Flemish descent, and is thus sometimes known as 'the little England beyond Wales'. Place-names of the South are thus far more English-sounding than they are in the North. Principal towns of South Pembrokeshire are Pembroke itself and Tenby, whilst St. Davids, Fishguard and Milford Haven are the main towns of the North. Haverfordwest lies more or less on the border between the two. (MORE)
yes especially in the industrial areas, not so much in the more remote rural areas
Sorry, but your question makes no sense- what do you mean by 'siyble'? Please define, then I can answer your query.
It's complex, as some letters that exist in English do not exist in Welsh, whereas others that consist of TWO letters in English count as a single letter in Welsh. Generally speaking, the Welsh alphabet is the same as that of English EXCEPT that some letters don't exist in it- these are J,K,Q,V,X an…d Z (the only exeption to 'J' being when the name 'Jesus' is spelt, whereupon it's prounounced 'Y'). On the other hand, the two-letter combinations 'LL', 'HL', 'FL' and 'FH' count in Welsh as a SINGLE letter. It's curious that Welsh is a related language to Cornish, which includes all the letters omitted from Welsh apart from 'X', It's said that the Welsh and the Cornish are said to be able to understand each other's language, but as a Welsh speaker whose tried to converse with a Cornishman, I've had great difficulty. I think that the Breton tongue is closer to Welsh than the Cornish one. (MORE)
Certain evolution-minded people think that it is the remnant of an organ that allowed our ancestors to digest cellulose, enabling them to eat greenery. However, there are several opposing schools of thought regarding this, and some people have claimed that the appendix is not actually as useless as …has been previously thought. (MORE)
As a principality it is government by a devolved Assembly inCardiff Called the Welsh Government. Overall its by the BritishParliament - Its head is Queen Elizabeth II (at time of postinganswer)
Which one? There are many! Are you asking what is Wales's mostfamous landmark? If the latter then it would probably be MountSnowdon in the North, the second highest mountain in the BritishIsles at 1,085 metres. It is frequently cloud-topped and can bedangerous to climb; some climbing routes are easi…er than others butmany people have lost their lives trying to get to the summit inbad weather conditions and when not properly equipped. There is anarrow-gauge steam railway built in Victorian times that takesvisitors to the top of Snowdon and back, which is the safest way toget to the summit, where there is a restaurant and visitor'scentre. (MORE)
The pronoun that takes the place of the proper noun 'Wales' is it . Example: Wales is on the coast. It is verypicturesque.
Not in itself its a principality and is part of a monarchy having aprince as its monarch representative