10 Interesting Wales Facts
Wales facts is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain,bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales has over 1,200 km (750 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands; the largest, Anglesey (Ynys Môn), is also the largest island in the Irish Sea. Here are the 10 interesting Wales facts.
1. Wales facts that Mount Everest was named after Welshman Sir George Everest from Gwernvale, Breconshire.
2. Wales facts only 21% of the entire Welsh population of Wales can speak the native language.
3. Wales facts is believed to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
4. Welshman Pryce Jones from Newtown Montgomeryshire created the first Mail Order business in the World.
5. The population sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.
6. The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet at all.
7. All the statues surrounding Cardiff Castle are of animals.
8. The other about Wales facts that Lawn tennis first appeared in Wales in the 1800s.
9. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is the name of a town in North Wales which translates as “The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave”. It is believed to be the longest place name in the world.
10. The Seven Wonders of Wales is a list of seven geographic and cultural landmarks in Wales, identified in the late 18th century in doggerel verse. All in North Wales, the “wonders” are: Snowdon (the highest mountain), the Gresford Bells (the bells in the medieval church of All Saints at Gresford), Llangollen Bridge in Flintshire, the Wrexham (Wrecsam) Steeple, the Overton Yew trees and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall. It’s the other of Wales facts.