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Wales Facts

  • Name: Wales
  • Capital City: Cardiff (336,200 pop.)
    (1,445,500 metro)
  • Wales Population: 3,063,456 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: British Pound Sterling (GBP)
    (conversion rates)

    One British Pound Sterling
  • Ethnicity: White British 95.99%, Other White 1.28%, White Irish 0.61%, Asian or Asian British 0.88%, Mixed 0.66%, Black or Black British 0.24%, Chinese 0.22%, other 0.18%
  • GDP total: $85.4 billion (2012 est)
  • GDP per capita: $30,546 (2012 est)
  • Holidays
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, Welsh, Wenglish, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Merthyr, Cwmbran, Wrexham, Neath, Bridgend, Llanelli, Port Talbot
  • Name: The Anglo-Saxon word for "foreign land" was "Wælas". This word was used for the lands of Wales as well as other lands occupied by Celtic-Britons
  • National Day: St. David's Day, March 1, a feast day celebrated as a cultural and patriotic festival that honors the patron saint of Wales.
  • Religion: Christianity 72%, None 18.5%, other 8%, Non-christian religions 1.5%
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