Wales

Questions related to Wales, the mountainous country in the west of the island of Britain, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is known as Cymru in the Welsh language.

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Baseball History
Wales
New South Wales

Did baseball originate in South Wales in the UK?

"The game of Rounders has been played in England since Tudor Times, with the earliest reference being in 1744 in "A Little Pretty Pocketbook" where it is called Baseball. It is a striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a small hard leather cased ball with a round wooden or metal bat and then running around 4 bases in order to score" Source:

http://www.nra-rounders.co.UK/dyncat.cfm?catid=17177

So it appears that it was England as opposed to Wales where Baseball was invented. The British invented baseball as inactive children in England needed some mild exercise so the game was created as a result. In Commonwealth nations its played by many kids up to age 11.. while its very popular as a girls game with UK having organised nationwide Leagues.

Baseball/Rounders the British (England) invented as an activity for unfit small kids, pitch, bat and run around 4 bases. 200 + years later its still very popular today among British kids up to 5th Grade.. girls have formalised competitions. I have checked and its popular among this age group in Cardiff and Swansea, South Wales. Reference..Baseball comes from Britain...

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blbaseball.htm

**People ask with Spalding guide of America in 1887 naming it 'World championship Series' attempting to entice other countries to play it of which it states Australia and Great Britain... why they don't play it, a major reason for this is the British invented Baseball aka Rounders and its historically been for children for whom it was intended.

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Wales
Flags

What does the flag of Wales look like?

The welsh flag is green on the bottom half and white on the top half. A red dragon that faces to the left is placed in the centre of the flag.

Please see the related link.

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What does the welsh singer 'Duffy' like?

She likes macaroni cheese in a pyrex bowl, sat on the couch with her cat meowing to the X Factor. She likes a lot of varieties of cheese. She also likes lots of cats.

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English to Chinese

What is 'Wales' when translated from English to Chinese?

Wales in Chinese is '威爾士' [wēi ěr shì].

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Wales

What industry is developed in south wales?

Originally Iron Steel and Coal

Then manufacturing

Now chiefly farming

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History of England
England
Wales

How long does it take to send mail from Wales to England?

Wales and England are both part of the United Kingdom (along with Scotland and Northern Ireland) so in theory any item was posted First Class should reach any other destination within the United Kingdom by the next day.

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Demographics
Wales
Population

What is the population of Wales?

Wales is quite small and has a population of 3,064,000 (2011).

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What is the date of the Michaelmas fair in pembroke wales in 2011?

thursday 13th to Sat 15th October:

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What yellow flower is associated to Wales?

Daffodil is associated to Wales. it is the national flower of Wales.

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Ireland
Wales

Is north wales part of the british isles?

Yes.

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Wales
Castles

How many famous castel has Wales got?

249

Aberdyfi Castle

Aberedw Castles

Abergavenny Castle

Aberlleiniog Motte

Aberllynfi Castle

Aberrheidol Castle

Aberyscir Castle

Aberystwyth Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

Alberbury Castle

Alexanderstone Mottes

Castell Allt-y-Ferin

Ammanford Castle

Angle Tower House

Tomen y Bala, Gwynedd

Ballan Moor Castle

Barry Castle

Basingwerk Castle

Beaumaris Castle

Beaupre Castle

Benton Castle

Bishop's Moat

Blaenllynfi Castle

Castell y Blaidd

Bleddfa Castle, Powys

Brecon Castle, Powys

Bronllys Castle, Powys

Bryn Castell, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Bryn-y-Cwn Castle, Flintshire

Brynffanigl Ucha Earthwork, Gwynedd

Builth Castle, Powys

Builth Wells Castles, Powys

Caer Beris Motte, Powys

Caer Penrhos

Caerau Castle Ringwork

Castle Caereinion, Powys

Caergwrle Castle

Caerleon Castle, Newport

Caernarfon Castle

Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly

Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire

Camrose Castle, Pembrokeshire

Candleston Castle, Bridgend

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion

Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Carn Fadryn Castle, Gwynedd

Carndochan Castle, Gwynedd

Carreghoffa Castle, Powys

Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell y Bere, Gwynedd

Castleblythe Castle, Pembrokeshire

Cefnllys Castle, Powys

Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire

Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Cilgerran Castle, Pembrokeshire

Clyro Castle, Radnorshire

Castell Coch, Breconshire

Castell Coch, Cardiff

Coity Castle, Bridgend

Colwyn Castles, Radnorshire

Conwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Cottrell Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd

Crickadarn Ringwork, Powys

Crickhowell Castle, Powys

Castell Crug Eryr, Powys

Castell Crychydd, Pembrokeshire

Cwm Camlais Castle, Breconshire

Cymer Castle, Gwynedd

Castell Cynfael, Gwynedd

Dale Castle, Pembrokeshire

Tomen Ddreiniog, Gwynedd

Deganwy Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire

Deudraeth Castle, Gwynedd

Dinas Castle, Powys

Castell Dinas Bran, Denbighshire

Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd

Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

Dinefwr Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell Dinerth, Ceredigion

Dingestow Castle, Monmouthshire

Dinham Castle, Monmouthshire

Dolbadarn Castle, Gwynedd

Dolbenmaen Motte, Gwynedd

Dolforwyn Castle, Powys

Dolwyddelan Castle, Gwynedd

Domen Las Castle, Gwynedd

Dryslwyn Castle, Carmarthenshire

Castell Du, Powys

Dyserth Castle, Denbighshire

Castle Fartin, Pembrokeshire

East Orchard Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Ednyfed's Castle

Ewloe Castle, Flintshire

Castell Fartin, Pembrokeshire

Flint Castle, Fintshire

Fforest Ringwork, Breconshire

Fonmon Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Castell Glas, Newport

Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire

Greencastle Castle, Carmarthenshire

Gro Tump, Powys

Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire

Guan Gunllwch Ringwork, Powys

Castell Gwallter, Ceredigion

Gwent: Minor Castles

Gwrych Castle, Conwy

Gwydir Castle, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd

Haverfordwest Castle, Pembrokeshire

Hawarden Castle, Flintshire

Hay-on-Wye Castle, Powys

Hay-on-Wye Motte, Powys

Hays Castle, Pembrokeshire

Hen Blas Castle, Flintshire

Hen Domen Castle, Powys

Henry's Moat, Pembrokeshire

Holt Castle, Wrexham

Hyssington Castle, Powys

Kenfig Castle, Bridgend

Kerry Motte, Powys

Kidwelly Castle, Carmarthenshire

Knighton Castle, Powys

Knucklas Castle, Powys

Lampeter Castle, Ceredigion

Landimore Castle, Swansea

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire

Liege Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Llanblethian Castle, South Glamorgan

Llanafan Fawr Castle, Powys

Llandaff Castle, Cardiff

Llandeilo Talybont, Swansea

Llandovery Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llanfair Kilgeddin Castle, Monmouthshire

Llangadog Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llangathen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llangibby Castle, Monmouthshire

Llangynwyd Castle, Bridgend

Llanhilleth Castle, Blaenau Gwent

Llanidloes Castle, Powys

Llanilid Castle, Glamorgan

Llanquian Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Llanrhystyd Castle, Ceredigion

Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire

Llantrisant Castle, Glamorgan

Llanvair Castle, Monmouthshire

Llawhaden Castle, Pembrokeshire

Loughor Castle, Swansea

Castell Machen, Caerphilly Council

Castle Madoc, Powys

Castell Mael, Pembrokeshire

Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire

Manorowen Castle, Pembrokeshire

Mathrafal Castle, Powys

Castell Moel, Carmarthenshire

Moel Froehas Castle, Powys

Mold Castle, Flintshire

Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire

Monnow Bridge and Gate, Monmouthshire

Montgomery Castle, Powys

Montgomeryshire Mottes

Castell Morgraig, Cardiff

Morlais Castle, Mid Glamorgan

Castle Morris, Pembrokeshire

Castell Nantcribba, Montgomeryshire

Narberth Castle, Pembrokeshire

Neath Castle, Neath & Port Talbot

Nefyn Castle, Gwynedd

Nevern Castle, Pembrokeshire

New Radnor Castle, Powys

Newcastle Castle, Bridgend

Newcastle Emlyn Castle, Carmarthenshire

Newport Castle, Newport

Newport Castle, Pembrokeshire

Newtown Motte, Powys

Ogmore Castle, Mid Glamorgan

Old Radnor, Powys

Oxwich Castle, Swansea

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea

Painscastle Castle, Powys

Parc Castell, Pembrokeshire

Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire

Pen y Castell, Gwynedd

Pen y Clawdd Castle, Monmouthshire

Pen y Mwd

Pencader Castle, Carmarthenshire

Pencelli Castle, Powys

Pencoed Castle, Gwent

Penhow Castle, Gwent

Penllyn Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Penlle'r Castle, Swansea

Penmaen Castle, Swansea

Penmark Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Pennard Castle, Swansea

Pentrefoelas Castle, Conwy

Penrice Castle, Swansea

Penrhos Castle, Gwent

Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire

Powis Castle, Powys

Prestatyn Castle, Denbighshire

Castell Prysor, Gwynedd

Raglan Castle, Gwent

Rhayader Castle, Powys

Rhos Ddiarbed Castle, Powys

Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire

Rhyd y Gors Castle, Dyfed

Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire

Rogerstone Castle, Newport

Rumney Castle, Glamorgan

Ruperra Castle, Caerphilly

Ruthin Castle, Denbighshire

St Davids Castle, Pembrokeshire

St Clears Castle, Carmarthenshire

St Donats Castle, Glamorgan

St Fagan's Castle, Cardiff

St Nicholas Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Sennybridge Castle, Powys

Skenfrith Castle, Monmouthshire

Swansea Castle, Swansea

Sycharth Castle, Powys

Symon's Castle, Powys

Tal-Y-Cafn, Aberconwy & Colwyn

Castell Taliorum, Blaenau Gwent

Talyfan Castle, Vale of Glamorgan

Talfolwern Castle, Powys

Talley Castle, Carmarthenshire

Tenby Castle, Pembrokeshire

Castell Tinboeth, Powys

Tomen Castell, Conwy

Tomen y Faerdre, Denbighshire

Tomen y Mur, Gwynedd

Tomen y Rhodwydd, Denbighshire

Trecastle Motte, Powys

Castell Trefadog, Anglesey

Trefeca Motte, Powys

Tretower Castle & Court, Powys

Castell Troggy, Monmouthshire

Trueman's Hill, Flintshire

Tump Terrett Castle, Monmouthshire

Twmpath Castle, Cardiff

Twthill Castle, Denbighshire

Tyddyn Mount, FlintshireUpton Castle, Pembrokeshire

Vaynor Motte, Merthy Tydfil

Usk Castle, Monmouthshire

Walwyn's Castle, Pembrokeshire

Welshpool Castle, Powys

Weobley Castle, Swansea

White Castle, Monmouthshire,

Wiston Castle, Pembrokeshire

Y Foelas Castle, Denbighshire

Ystradowen Motte, Vale of Glamorgan

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Relationships
Genealogy
Wales

What do they call a grandfather in Wales?

a grandfather

*draw out the vowels an roll the r

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What do you call People who live in Wales?

People from Wales are called Welsh.

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What country are the Welsh people from?

Welsh people are from Wales, which is a part of the United Kingdom (which consists of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales).

Welsh is supposed to be the native language, but it is largely not spoken by Welsh people in the southern areas, whereas Welsh speaking as a first language is much more widespread in the northern area of the country.

Wales has it's own Assembly Government, but it doesn't completely govern itself as much of legal powers still remain with the UK Government in London, but the Welsh Assembly Government is allowed to do quite a lot of things for the country themselves without having to ask London; there was recently a yes vote for more powers to the Assembly Government in 2011.

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History, Politics & Society
Holidays and Traditions
Wales

How do you celebrate St David's Day?

St. David is the patron saint of Wales and his feast-day the International Day of the Welsh People, so wearing a daffodil or leek would be very appropriate. Yearly there will be a street parade in Cardiff and Colwyn Bay, well worth a watch if you can get S4C on your TV. Try throwing a party or festival meal (if you feel particularly patriotic), with some traditional dishes. If you are one of those 'English' types, it is often customary to make some kind of anti-Welsh gesture. It used to be tradition to close all the windows of the house, lest the fleas get in. I don't recommend celebrating in this way. It's not really in the spirit of 'Cymru am byth'.

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Goats and Sheep
England
Wales

How many sheep are there in Wales?

There are approximately 33 million sheep in Wales.

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UK Government

Who founded plaid cymru?

Plaid Cymru was founded in August 1925 by the Welsh historian and writer Saunders Lewis, along with his colleagues H.R. Jones and Lewis Valentine. They were members of the militant nationalist group the Welsh Home Rule Army. Up until then, no separate political party had existed for Wales, although both the Labour and Liberal Parties supported Welsh home rule.

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Are the Welsh hated?

We are all loved :-) -Why do you ask?

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Celebrities
Wales

Is gemma mrena welsh?

i guess so my friend says she speaks welsh and it looks familiar but im not so sure

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History of Africa
Madagascar
Wales

Do African people greet each other by kissing?

Benin: young men often snap fingers when shaking hands Botswana: people lightly touch hands and ask, "How did you wake?" Central African Republic: slap right hands, grap each others middle finger, snap the other persons finger Gabon: shake a persons hand with both hands Mauritania: some greet by saying, "On you no evil" Mozambique: northern people clap hands three times before saying hello Niger: Kanouri people shake a fist at head level and call, "Wooshay! Wooshay!" [ Hello! Hello! ] South Africa: "Howzit" is a common greeting. Some interlock pinkies, clasp fists, back to pinkies. Swaziland: Greeting is, " I see you." Zambia: Some greet by gently squeezing a thumb.

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Football - Soccer
Wales

How popular is soccer in Wales?

Soccer is very popular in Wales.

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Monarchy
Wales

Is Wales a monarchy?

Not in itself its a principality and is part of a monarchy having a prince as its monarch representative

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Protests, Riots and Civil Unrest

Were the Rebecca riots successful?

yes, if you consider the ringleaders were transported to Australia for leading a rebellion

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Wales

What is a typical welsh name?

Most Welsh children are given typical English names. But boys may also be called Bryn, Gwyn, Geraint, Gareth, Dafydd (David is the English spelling). Girls can be Gwen, Fflur, Rhiannon, Llinos, Ceinwen, Dwynwen.

Some English immigrant families have started using the name Seren (Star) for their daughters. This sounds odd to native Welsh speakers. Seren is a cow's name.

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England
United Kingdom
Wales

A place name ending in stead in England?

There are many places that end in -stead in England. A few ideas: Hampstead, Halstead, Plumstead, Hickstead, Wheathamstead, Stanstead, Grinstead.

Most places that end in -stead are derived from the Anglo-Saxon word 'stede' which meant place. East Grinstead, then, was 'east green place.'

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