This country is known for its beautiful , rich cultural history and . Welcome to and today, we'll be continuing our travel series with a look at Wales.
Located on the western side of Great Britain, Wales is one of the nations making up the . With a population of roughly three million , the country gives equal status to the Welsh and English languages, making it officially bilingual. Its capital city, Cardiff, is in the south, where the majority of the population is concentrated.
Wales’ maritime climate is due in part to its northerly location, making it one of Europe’s wettest countries. Known for its geography, especially in the north and central regions, also has over seven hundred miles of coastline, including the islands that lie off the mainland.
Wales has been by humans for tens of thousands of years, and this long history is made evident by the abundance of important found within the country. For example, Wales is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites that help illustrate the country’s military and engineering endeavours.
Welsh is unique, with its own music, customs and . Visitors can learn more about this distinctive society at a number of Welsh museums, including St. Fagan’s National History Museum and the National Coal Museum. As a testament to Welsh literature, the southwestern region of the country is the location of famed twentieth century Dylan Thomas’ home, which today is a .
In terms of religion, a good portion of the Welsh population adheres to Christianity, and this is reflected in the religious buildings that can be found around the country. Beautiful , cathedrals and dot the landscape, and serve as meeting places for the Christian country’s population.
Sport is a popular pastime in Wales. Golf is one example, with a history dating back to the nineteenth . However, rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country, and Millennium Stadium is a great place to take in a match.
With its wealth of history and culture, as well as its spectacular natural , this tourist-friendly country certainly has much to offer.
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