20,779 sq km or 7987 sq miles.
2,946,200 (official estimate 2000).
Density: 141.8 per sq km.
: 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.
: 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,
Time : GMT
(GMT + 1 hour from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last
Sunday in October).
: 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs are standard.