What is Wales known for?

extensive national

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local beauty

. Llanishen is also home to a fully featured Leisure Centre and the WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

special stage

union team and also frequently stages games of the Wales national football team, but is also host to many other large scale events, such as the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, boxing and many music concerts, including Tina Turner, Madonna (Madonna (entertainer)), The Rolling Stones, U2, Stereophonics, Paul McCartney, and the Tsunami Relief concert (Tsunami Relief Cardiff). It was built to host


–1925) Duchess of Chartres. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

original concept

* Archibald Hill wins the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for his discovery relating to the production of heat in the muscle". This award is announced on 25 October 1923.

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descendants still lived somewhere on the American frontier. These "Welsh Indians" were accredited with the construction of a number of natural and man-made landmarks throughout the American Midwest (Midwestern United States), and a number of white travellers were inspired to go and look for them. or in English, "Of Bivaidonas, son of the tribe Cunava li " Monumental ogham inscriptions are found in Ireland and Wales, with a few additional specimens found in England

excellent defensive

with Funeral for a Friend. The precipitous limestone cliffs beside the river afforded an excellent defensive location. Building work started under William FitzOsbern in 1067 or shortly afterwards. The Great Tower was probably completed by about 1090, possibly intended as a show of strength by King William in dealing with the Welsh king Rhys ap Tewdwr. Rick Turner and Andy Johnson (eds.), ''Chepstow Castle - its history and buildings'', 2006, ISBN 1-904396-52-6 ref>

skills physical

emphasizes community service, craftsmanship skills, physical skill, and outdoor expeditions), and the Outward Bound movement. Nearby is Woodbury Hill commanding extensive views south to the Malvern Hills and over the River Teme valley to the west. On the summit is an Iron Age hillfort. Owain Glyndŵr's army of Welsh (Welsh people) and French (France) camped here for eight days in the summer of 1405 facing an army of King Henry IV (Henry IV of England) at Abberley Hill. Skirmishes took place but neither large force initiated full scale battle and the Welsh withdrew under nightfall back to Wales. The location was also used as a meeting place during the English Civil War by Clubmen from the local farms and cottages. Biography George Garro-Jones was born in Haverfordwest, Wales on September 14, 1894. In 1924, he was elected (United Kingdom general election, 1924) as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Hackney South (Hackney South (UK Parliament constituency)), gaining the seat from Labour. He stood down at the 1929 election (United Kingdom general election, 1929) and shortly afterwards joined the Labour Party. He was elected Labour MP for Aberdeen North (Aberdeen North (UK Parliament constituency)) at the 1935 general election (United Kingdom general election, 1935), holding the seat until 1945. The couple honeymooned in Wales, Paris and Algiers, Martha Schad, ''Kaiserin Elisabeth und ihre Töchter'' (München: Langen Müller, 1998), 37. but separated before the end of the honeymoon. There were several unsuccessful attempts at reconciliation. On January 17, 1913, the union was dissolved by the Royal Bavarian Supreme Court; on March 5, 1913, the union was annulled by the Holy See on the grounds of non-consummation. Albrecht Weiland, ''Der Campo Santo Teutonico in Rom und Seine Grabdenmäler'' (Rome: Herder, 1988), 185. He worked for 30 years as a general practitioner in Glyncorrwg, West Glamorgan, Wales, where his partner was Dr Brian Gibbons, later minister for health in Wales. He is a passionate advocate of the National Health Service and of socialism. He is an active member of the Socialist Health Association. Language thumb Signs in Wales (Image:A5-llwybrhanesyddol.JPG) are generally bilingual, such as this "historic route" sign on the A5 (A5 road (Great Britain)) near Menai Bridge. thumb Place names in Scottish Gaelic Gaelic (Image:Sanas.jpg) are becoming increasingly common on road signs throughout the Scottish Highlands. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

world sporting

. Wales is represented at major world sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Rugby League World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. At the Olympics Games, Welsh athletes compete alongside those of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland as part of a Great Britain (Great Britain at the Olympics) team. Although football has traditionally been the more popular sport in North Wales, rugby union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness. Davies (2008) p. 782 The Welsh national rugby union team (Wales national rugby union team) takes part in the annual Six Nations Championship and has also competed in every Rugby World Cup, hosting the tournament in 1999 (1999 Rugby World Cup). The five professional sides that replaced the traditional club sides in major competitions in 2003 were replaced in 2004 by the four regions: Scarlets; Cardiff Blues; Newport Gwent Dragons; and the Ospreys (Ospreys (rugby team)). WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

social education

to be widely used by the 6th century. accessdate 2009-02-02 *In Wales the model used is Personal and Social Education.


leader_title3 Prime Minister (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) leader_name3 leader_title4 leader_name4 legislature National Assembly (National Assembly for Wales) UK Parliament (Parliament of the United Kingdom) sovereignty_type Formation (Wales in the High Middle Ages) established_event1 Unification by established_date1 1057 established_event2 established_date2 3 March 1284 established_event3 established_date3 1535 established_event4 Devolution (Government of Wales Act 1998) established_date4 31 July 1998 area_rank area_magnitude 1 E10 area_km2 20,779 area_sq_mi 8,022 percent_water population_estimate population_estimate_rank population_estimate_year population_census 3,063,456 population_census_year 2011 population_density_km2 148 population_density_sq_mi 381 population_density_rank GDP_PPP USD85.4 billion GDP_PPP_rank GDP_PPP_year 2006 GDP_PPP_per_capita USD30,546 GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year GDP_nominal_per_capita GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini_year Gini_change Gini Gini_ref Gini_rank HDI_year HDI_change HDI HDI_ref HDI_rank currency Pound sterling currency_code GBP time_zone GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) utc_offset ​ time_zone_DST BST (British Summer Time) utc_offset_DST +1 date_format dd mm yyyy drives_on left calling_code +44 patron_saint Saint David cctld .wales, .cymru Also .uk, as part of the United Kingdom; and .eu, as part of the European Union. ISO 3166-1 is GB (Great Britain), but .gb is unused. official_website !----

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----- '''Wales''' ( ), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone (Temperateness) and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Welsh national identity (Welsh people) emerged among the Celtic (Celts) Britons (Britons (historical)) after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest (Conquest of Wales by Edward I) of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to what was to become modern Wales, in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system (English law) under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism (Liberal Party (UK)), exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George (David Lloyd George), was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)). Welsh national feeling grew over the century; ''Plaid Cymru'' was formed in 1925 and the Welsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters (Contemporary Welsh Law#Areas to legislate: The devolved areas).

At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining (mining in Wales) and metallurgical (metallurgy) industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation; the South Wales Coalfield's exploitation caused a rapid expansion of Wales' population. Two-thirds of the population live in south Wales, mainly in and around Cardiff (the capital), Swansea and Newport (Newport, Wales), and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries and tourism (Tourism in Wales). Wales' 2010 gross value added (GVA) (Gross Value Added) was £45.5 billion (£15,145 per head, 74.0% of the average for the UK, and the lowest GVA per head in Britain).

Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, and the vast majority of the population speaks English (English language), the country has retained a distinct cultural identity (Welsh culture) and is officially bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, and the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the ''eisteddfod'' tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team (Great Britain at the Olympics). Rugby Union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.

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