Wales

What is Wales known for?


wild+service

valley town, to construct the furnaces and rolling mills that later became the Tredegar Iron Works and Belle Isle Iron Works. '''''Sorbus torminalis''''' (syn. ''Torminalis clusii'', '''Wild Service Tree'''), sometimes known as the '''Chequer(s) Tree''' or '''Checker(s) Tree''', is a species of ''Sorbus'' native to Europe from England and Wales east to Denmark and Poland, south to northwest Africa, and southeast to southwest Asia from Asia Minor


long successful

, and began his long successful career as a stage and film actor. '''Katheryn of Berain''' ( WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


creative design

scholars say it had already started when Defoe was writing.) Development ''Chronicles of the Sword'' has been originally being developed by Synthetic Dimensions (then functioning under the name Dimension Creative Design) as ''King Arthur: The Quest of The Fair Unknown''. In an early 1994 version, as shown to the ''Edge (Edge (magazine))'' magazine, ''Edge (Edge (magazine))'' 11 (August 1994) the player character was the titular Gingalain Fair Unknown


record+early

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close+hard

-20157582 Jungle Marc beat me up ", ''Sunday Mirror''. URL last accessed on 2007-11-25 On 11 December 2007, the BBC reported that Bannerman had been arrested following a confrontation with photographers outside a Welsh pub whilst visiting Matthews. The film tells the story of the Morgans, a close

, hard-working Welsh (Wales) family at the turn of the twentieth century in the South Wales coalfield at the heart of the South Wales Valleys. It chronicles a socio-economic way of life passing and the family unit disintegrating. Plot In the Rhondda Valley in Wales, Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) is the youngest child of Gwilym (Donald Crisp) and Beth Morgan (Sara Allgood). His older brothers, Ianto, Ivor (Patric Knowles), Davy, Gwilym Jr and Owen work


vocal+scholarship

. "The Big Big Talent Show" Episode #2.7 (TV episode 1997) - IMDb This led to concerts at Cardiff Arms Park, the Royal Albert Hall and opening for Shirley Bassey in Antwerp. She also received a vocal scholarship to Howell's School Llandaff in Cardiff where she started in 1998 after leaving The Cathedral School, Llandaff. She balanced performing and school with help from tutors for when she


teaching creative

He received the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting, in 1957. Rowallan served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1947 until 1953. During this time, he was also a governor of the National Bank of Scotland http: adbonline.anu.edu.au biogs A160163b.htm . In 1954, a Britannia Class Locomotive (BR Standard Class 7) (No. 70045) was named in his honour http: www.thescoutingpages.org.uk railway.html . Scout camp sites in Riddells Creek http: www.rowallan.org.au in Victoria (Victoria (Australia)), and Wrexham http: www.clwydscouts.org.uk rowallan in Wales are named after him; as is the Kenya Scouts Association Headquarters Campsite in Nairobi http: www.kenyascouts.org scouts_info rowallan_national_scouts_camp.htm . After returning from his loan spell, Metalist Kharkiv told him he could leave, where he then stated that he had received bids from a Championship (Football League Championship) club and a Russian club, with reports that Old Firm duo Celtic (Celtic F.C.) and Rangers (Rangers F.C.) were interested in signing him.


community+playing

received a Bachelor's degree from American International College. He is the current Head Coach of the Battle Wings. Norris has much experience in the football community, playing for the NFL Chicago Bears, the NFL New England Patriots, the Arena Football League (Arena Football League (1987–2008))'s Denver Dynamite (Denver Dynamite (Arena Football)). After retiring from Football, Jon Norris began his coaching career. He was Head Coach for the AF2 Tulsa Talons, leading them all the way to the playoffs in their inaugural season. Norris later became a Defensive Line Coach in the AFL, but after his first season with the Oklahoma Wranglers, the team collapsed. After having minor coaching roles with two other AFL teams, Jon Norris signed with the Shreveport-Bossier Battle Wings as Head Coach. In 2007 Jon guided the Battle Wings to their first playoff berth in team history. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


main publishing

in the Media page 34 accessdate 25 November 2010 year 2006 publisher Aberystwyth University work Mercator Institute for Media, Languages and Culture Wales' main publishing houses include Gomer Press


centuries giving

the English Channel, both for reasons of trade and of flight from the Anglo-Saxon (Anglo-Saxons) invasions of England. They established themselves in Armorica. Their language became Breton (Breton language) in more recent centuries, giving French ''bijou'' "jewel" ( Breton ''bizou'' from ''biz'' "finger") and ''menhir'' ( Breton ''maen'' "stone" and ''hir'' "long"). '''Marford''', near Wrexham, is a village in the Wrexham (county

Wales

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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