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What is the ratio of sheep to people in Wales?
They are a Celtic race of the Brythonic lineage. The Celtic peoples are divided up into two racial sub-groups, the Brythonic and the Goidelic. The Goidelic groups in the Briti…sh Isles are known as Gaelic, and include the Irish, Scots and Manx. The Brythonic group includes the Welsh and the Cornish, as well as the Bretons in France. It is said that their languages are related, although this is only true up to an extent- Scots Gaelic is very different in practice from Irish Gaelic, and there is a considerable difference between Welsh and Cornish, with letters appearing in the Cornish alphabet that don't appear in the Welsh. Manx is now sadly a dead language, understood only by linguistic scholars, although some words remain in use. Some Manx words are, surprisingly, the same as Welsh, but are spelt phonetically- this is because Wales occupied the Isle of Mann for several Centuries in the first Millennium. The most common ground exists between Welsh and Breton. The Gaelic peoples have a tendency to look down upon the Brythonic Celts, believing themselves to be more pure-bred Celtic, although in fact the reverse is true- the Brythonic Celts are actually a much older race than the Gaels.
People in Wales speak Welsh (20%) and English (80%).
There are about 3 million people living in Wales... and 11 million sheep... that's about 3 and a half sheep to every person...
There are approximately 33 million sheep in Wales.
A total of 3,064,000 live in Wales (2011).
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8.9 million in 2013
Sheep outnumber people in Uruguay with a 3:1 ratio. The ratio of the cattle to humans is almost quite the same at 3.7:1.
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Wales has a lot of upland pasture (mountainside slopes which are low enough for good grass, but not suitable for arable farming). Such pasture is not suitable for Cattle… (which prefer level fields) but makes excellent grazing for sheep. This is also the reason why Scotland and New Zealand are prime sheep areas.
There are about 2 sheep per human
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The majority of people who live in Wales live on, or near, the coast. The inland of the country is mountainous. Not to an uninhabitable level (people in the Alps and the Vosge…s live in far less hospitable environments), but the coastal area has all the best farmland, and nearly all the mineral wealth too - so it has always made most sense in Wales to live near the sea. Until the eighteenth century it was also much easier to travel across the short seas that separate south Wales from Somerset, Devon and Cornwall; west Wales from Ireland; and north Wales from Merseyside - than along the badly-repaired and highwayman-infested overland roads. This is why in many ways south Wales has more in common culturally, politically, and socially with the English West Country; west Wales has more in common with Ireland; and north Wales has more in common with the Wirral and Liverpool than any have with other parts of Wales. Since the Industrial Revolution a considerable majority of the Welsh population has been concentrated in the south Wales litoral:- an area from about Newport to Llanelli along the South Wales coast. Centres of population sometimes also follow the major rivers that come out of this urban strip (particularly the Tawe and the Taff); but by the time one travels inland as far as (say) the Brecon Beacons (still only 50 km from the sea) major towns have become very sparse. There is a lesser, but still significant, urban strip along the shore of north Wales (Rhyl to Bangor); while the west coast has large open stretches, but a few significant towns (Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Fishguard). The Welsh poet Harri Webb wrote of the country having a Green Desert at its heart. That is about right.
Shwd Mae boio. Ow's it going en? Right then, in Pembrokeshire the ratio of horses to female human beings is 10:1 you see. So when we calculate for the men, we need to do the… cardboard equation relating to a Nissan Micra chwel. To do this now, we need to pop up to the valleys you see, up there is a nice chap called Bryn Evans who can calculate the ratio of men to women in the count of Gloucestershire. Once we find out that we can then work out the ratio in Pembrokeshire by diving the number of women in Gloucestershire to the amount of horses in Pembrokeshire. Then we can see a lush ratio which looks rilly lovely. Mira will be so hapus. Diolch yn FAWR! Stay safe my Welsh sheep.
In New Zealand
The ratio of sheep to people is 20 to 1 in New Zealand.