10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wednesday, February 1st 2012. | Places


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.

Wales Facts Mount Everest Name1 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts Mount Everest Name

 

2. Wales facts only 21% of the entire Welsh population of Wales can speak the native language.

Wales Facts population of Wales can speak the native language 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts 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.

Wales Facts castles per square mile 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts castles per square mile

 

4. Welshman Pryce Jones from Newtown Montgomeryshire created the first Mail Order business in the World.

Wales Facts Newtown Montgomeryshire 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts Newtown Montgomeryshire

 

5. The population sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.

Wales Facts sheep in Wales 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts sheep in Wales

 

6. The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet at all.

Wales Facts alphabet 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts alphabet

 

7. All the statues surrounding Cardiff Castle are of animals.

Wales Facts Cardiff Castle 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts Cardiff Castle

 

8. The other about Wales facts that Lawn tennis first appeared in Wales in the 1800s.

Wales Facts Lawn tennis 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts Lawn tennis

 

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.

Wales Facts Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch

 

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.

Wales Facts The Seven Wonders of Wales 10 Interesting Wales Facts

Wales Facts The Seven Wonders of Wales

 



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