Wales

What is Wales known for?


winning combination

scored their first hit in Canada with a disco-styled remake of Doris Day's "Que Sera Sera (Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be))" in 1977 and followed it up with their debut album, ''Winning Combination'', the following year. The duo were nominated for two Juno Awards and hosted their own network show called ''The Raes' Variety Hour'' on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) for three hit seasons, but turned down a five-year contract to continue for fear it might


top location

. For its fans, the sport and the intense rivalries between top cricketing nations provide passionate entertainment and outstanding sporting achievements. ('''more...''' (Cricket)) Geography of Widemouth Bay Widemouth Bay is visually very similar to Southerndown and Ogmore-by-Sea across the Bristol Channel in Wales; it has the same (gently sloping) hill-top location; wide, sandy beach; pounding Atlantic surf; and significantly the same carboniferous sandstone cliffs


nature school

of Swansea) Many businesses and non-profit organisations facilitate forest school activities, for example Nature's Classroom in the Eastern USA, Cedar Song Nature School in Washington state (Washington (state)), USA, or the Green Light Trust in Britain (United Kingdom). In Wales training and strategic oversight is provided by Forest Schools Wales and government agencies such as the Forestry


low range

: britishlistedbuildings.co.uk wa-2013-ruins-of-piercefield-house-central-block-s reflects its former importance. Description The village and parish of Welton is within the district of Daventry in the south west of the county of Northamptonshire. The village is located in the centre of the parish with a large portion of the village sitting on the south east slope of Crockwell hill, one of the many low range hills which Characterise this part of the Northamptonshire Uplands


extensive views

- Sosialistinen Vaihtoehto (website) Lower Brockhampton (Brockhampton, Bringsty), a moated farmhouse on an extensive National Trust (National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty) property, lies a short distance to the east, beyond Bromyard Downs. These are an area of common land lying to the northeast which offers many walks, with extensive views over the town, the Malvern Hills, the Clee Hills, and the Welsh (Wales) borders, with the Black Mountains and other hills beyond. thumb 100px The lane to Avenbury (File:The lane to Avenbury - geograph.org.uk - 44282.jpg) thumb right Erme Primary School — the town's first school (Image:Erme Primary School.jpg) The town has six schools: Four state primary schools, the Dame Hannah Roger's special school, and Ivybridge Community College, the town's secondary (secondary school) state school, which has a sixth form. It has specialist status as a sports college and has recently been given awards in science and mathematics as well as languages. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru


finishing recording

of McDonald on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Jones (lead guitar), Neil Rayson (bass guitar), Mark Sewell (drums, vocals) and Claire Pruden (backing vocals). Rayson was soon replaced by Steve McLoughlin. The first single of this lineup was "The Fortune Line". The band changed its name to '''The Visions''' in late 2005, shortly after finishing recording their debut album in Wales with producer Chris Brown. By August 2006 the band split and finally released their debut album in November 2006

, ''Parachutes''. One night after finishing recording "Shiver (Shiver (Coldplay song))", the lead single of the album, the band took a break and went out of the studio.


movie role

in South West Wales. It was directed by Kevin Allen (Kevin Allen (actor)) and had a working title of ''Hot Dog''; a hot dog van features in a number of scenes in the film. It stars real-life brothers Rhys Ifans (in his first major movie role) and Llŷr Ifans and also features Dougray Scott. The director appears on screen, briefly seen as a show host on a TV set in the static caravan home of the twins. The co-writer, Paul Durden, also briefly appears as a rude taxi driver. 1867


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integrated with the indigenous people, gradually changing their lifestyles from a nomadic life of hunting and gathering, to become settled farmers about 6,000 BP – the Neolithic Revolution.

economic development was concentrated in south-eastern Britain, and no significant industries located in Wales. This was largely a matter of circumstance, as Wales had none of the necessary materials in suitable combination, and the forested, mountainous countryside was not amenable to industrialisation. Although Latin became the official language of Wales, the people tended to continue to speak in Brythonic (British language (Celtic)). While Romanisation was far from

fish of note include char (Salvelinus), eel, salmon, shad, sparling and Arctic char, whilst the Gwyniad is unique to Wales, found only in Bala Lake. Davies (1994) pp. 286–288 Wales is also known for its shellfish, including cockles (Cockle (bivalve)), limpet, mussels and periwinkles (Common periwinkle). Herring, mackerel and hake are the more common


de sports

was founded on 10 March 1901 by a group of former students living in Brittany (Brittany (administrative region)). Football had quickly become widely circulated in nearby regions and it was soon brought to Brittany. The club's first match was played two weeks later against ''FC Rennais'', which Stade lost 6–0. In 1902, Stade Rennais joined the USFSA (Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques) federation and, subsequently, became a founding member of the ''Ligue de Bretagne de football


current classical

Celtic Northerly travels on the portside of the North Atlantic Current. Classical mention OASys is the abbreviated term for the '''Offender Assessment System''', used in the England and Wales by Her Majesty's Prison Service and the National Probation Service from 2002 to measure the risks and needs of criminal offenders under their supervision. image:National probation service logo.JPG thumb right 100px

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 !----

The status of Wales as a country and as a part of the UK has been subject to extensive debate and mediation and the current form of words in the lead came out of that process. Please raise any issues on the talk page first as direct edits on this subject may prompt an edit war. PLEASE DO NOT EDIT-WAR.

----- '''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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