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Wales is a country which forms one of the components of the United Kingdom. It is located on the island of Great Britain. Wales is 20,779 sq km (8,022 sq mi) in size, and has a population of around 3 million people (2011 estimate). The capital and largest city is Cardiff.

Wales is bordered by England to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to the west. It has a 1,200-km coastline, inclusive of its offshore islands, the largest of which, Anglesey, is also the largest island in the Irish Sea.

Wales is a mountainous country. Its highest mountain is Snowdon, which is 1,085m (3,560 ft) above sea level. The country is divided into 22 council areas responsible for local government services.

Cities in Wales on this website

Main Cities and Towns of Wales


Dolgoch trainThe Dolgoch train at Nant Gwernol Railway Station in mid-Wales
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Going to Wales

By Plane
The Cardiff International Airport (CWL) is the main airport serving Wales. It is also the only big airport serving the country. Apart from domestic flights, it also receives international flights mostly from European destinations.

By Road
You can take the M4 motorway from London to Wales via Bristol. The M50 motorway takes you from West Midlands to South Wales.

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Council Areas of Wales

  1. Blaenau Gwent
  2. Bridgend
  3. Caerphilly
  4. Cardiff
  5. Carmarthenshire
  6. Ceredigion
  7. Denbighshire
  8. Flintshire
  9. Gwynedd
  10. Isle of Anglesey
  11. Merthyr Tydfil
  12. Monmouthshire
  13. Neath Port Talbot
  14. Newport
  15. Pembrokeshire
  16. Powys
  17. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  18. Torfaen
  19. Vale of Glamorgan
  20. Wrexham

World Heritage Sites in Wales

  1. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  2. Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
  3. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

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