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Wales General Info
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Area: 20,779 sq km or 7987 sq miles.

Population: 2,946,200 (official estimate 2000).

Population Density: 141.8 per sq km.

Capital: Cardiff

Location: Western Great Britain

Geography : Wales is a country of geographical variation with many long stretches of attractive and rugged coastline. South Wales is mainly known for its industrial heritage but the western part of the coast between Carmarthen Bay and St David's is similar to that of the pastoral west country of England, and backed by some beautiful countryside. The scenery of mid-Wales includes farming valleys, the broad sweep of Cardigan Bay and rolling hill country. North Wales is one of the most popular tourist regions in the British Isles, with many coastal resorts. Inland, the region of Snowdonia has been popular with walkers and climbers. Much of the central inland area of the country is mountainous, with some beautiful scenery.

Language : English and Welsh are official languages. Welsh is taught in all schools, and about one-fifth of the population speaks it.

Religion : Non-conformist Protestants, Anglicans.

Time : GMT (GMT + 1 hour from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Electricity : 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs are standard.