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  Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain and is bordered by the English counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel to the southwest, and the Irish Sea to the west and north.
Wales was legally annexed by the Laws in Wales Act 1535, in the reign of Henry VIII of England.
The population of Wales in the 2001 census was 2,903,085.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wales   (3801 words)

 Flag of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The green and white stripes of the flag were additions by the House of Tudor, the Welsh dynasty that held the English throne from 1485 to 1603.
Wales had no explicit recognition in the flag because Wales had been annexed by Edward I of England in 1282, and since the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542 was considered to be a part of the Kingdom of England.
Wales and Bhutan are presently the only countries to have a dragon on their flag, though the Chinese flag also featured a dragon during the Qing Dynasty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Wales   (498 words)

 Wales (United Kingdom)
Edward, Prince of Wales', flag was quartered red lion on yellow and yellow lion on red, and is known as the flag of Llewelyn.
The British Union Jack was formed by the union of the flags of Scotland and England when the crowns of Scotland and England were united in 1605 by the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England (as James I of England).
Wales was united with England under the Statute of Wales, passed on 19 February 1284.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-wales.html   (2091 words)

 UJ Flag
The flag of St Andrew is blue with a white diagonal cross and the flag of St Patrick is white with a red diagonal cross.
The flag should always be flown with broader white diagonal in the higher position, nearest the top of the flagpole (as the earlier of the two to be placed on the flag, the cross of St Andrew, is entitled to the higher position).
Wales is not represented in the Union Flag because when the first version of the flag appeared Wales was already united with England, but the Welsh flag is in widespread use throughout that country.
www.ujnews.com /html/flags.htm   (596 words)

 Flag of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The flag of Wales is a bicolor flag where half of it is white and the other green.
The centerpiece of the flag of Wales is the large red dragon.
Wales is now part of the United Kingdom and still retained their own flag for regional purposes.
www.special-tplus.com /flag-of-wales.html   (205 words)

 Wales Flag - World Flags 101 - Wales Flags
The flag of Wales consists of two horizontal halves - the top half is white and the bottom half is green.
The origin of the Welsh flag is now lost in history, rumors and myth, but a likely theory is that the Romans took the dragon emblem with them during their occupation of Britain, but it could be even older.
The flag's green and white stripes were added by the House of Tudor, the Welsh dynasty that held the English throne from 1485 to 1603.
www.worldflags101.com /w/wales-flag.aspx   (293 words)

 Wales - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Travellers are attracted to Wales because of its beautiful landscape, the wide open spaces of its stunning national parks and the wealth of history and culture.
South Wales - Wales' main centers of population are established along the South Wales coast.
Wales was once an independent, though rarely unified nation, but after King Edward I defeated Llywelyn the Last in 1282, the nation fell under the jurisdiction of England.
wikitravel.org /en/Wales   (1458 words)

 What does the Union flag stand for and how should it be flown?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The flag of Britain, commonly known as the Union Jack (a term that perhaps derives from the use of the Union Flag on the jack-staff of naval vessels), embodies the emblems of three countries under one Sovereign.
The national flag of Wales, a red dragon on a field of white and green, dates from the 15th century and is widely used throughout Wales.
The Union Flag should be flown with the broader diagonal band of white uppermost in the hoist (near the pole) and the narrower diagonal band of white uppermost in the fly (furthest from the pole).
www.britainusa.com /faq/showfaq.asp?SID=275   (377 words)

 Wales, flag of --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
flag of a constituent unit of the United Kingdom, flown subordinate to the Union Jack, that has horizontal stripes of white and green bearing a large red dragon.
Australian flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) bearing the Union Jack in the canton and, at the fly end, a white disk with a red cross, a yellow lion, and four yellow stars.
Although much of Wales is still a land of picturesque mountains and valleys, the existence of large coalfields in the south of the country...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9105890   (810 words)

The flag of Wales, which became the official flag of Wales just 4 years after the birth of Prince Charles in 1948, was approved by Queen Elizabeth the second in 1953.
The flag of Wales, approved in 1953, pictures a red dragon on a green and white flag with the motto "Y Ddraig Goch Ddyry Cychwyn," meaning "The red dragon gives the lead" (Cohen, pg 196).
Wales was formally unified with England by when Henry VIII unilaterally imposed his Act of Union (1536).
www.angelfire.com /journal2/ck15endtimecolumn/et6.html   (4894 words)

 United Kingdom Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The flag is normally called the "Union Jack" because it represents a union of countries - England, Ireland, and Scotland and Wales (the flag does not include a flag from Wales because Wales was never ruled in the same way that the other countries were ruled).
Actually it shouldn't be called the "Union Jack", because a jack is a flag that is flown on a jackstaff which is a small flag pole on the back of a naval ship.
If your nation's flag has a little Union Jack in the corner of it, then your country is probably a member of the Commonwealth Nations which include: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Tuvalu, the state of Hawaii, the Australian States and the three Canadian States.
www.kidlink.org /KIDPROJ/Flags/flaguk.html   (484 words)

 Wales: Church in Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A different flag is used by the Church in Wales: a white flag with a fl cross, and a gold Celtic cross emblem inside the cross.
It was to replace the flag which had been in use since 1936; a fl cross on a golden field said to have been taken from the arms of the manors of Llawhaden and Pebidiog (anciently known as Dewisland), of which the early Bishops of St David's were barons.
The provincial [church] flag is a white flag with a blue cross centred by a Celtic cross (fl and white picture attached).
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/gb-wa-ch.html   (739 words)

The Canadian National Flag was adopted by the Canadian Parliament on October 22, 1964 and was proclaimed into law by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (the Queen of Canada) on February 15, 1965.
The Canadian Flag (colloquially known as The Maple Leaf Flag) is a red flag of the proportions two by length and one by width, containing in its centre a white square, with a single red stylized eleven-point maple leaf centred in the white square.
The "Royal Union Flag" (British Union Flag) is a current "official" flag of Canada per act of parliament of December 18, 1964, to "show allegiance to the crown and as a symbol of Canadian membership in the Commonwealth".
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 Flags of the Royal Family, United Kingdom
In 1961 the Queen adopted a personal flag which is quite separate from the Royal Standard and is a square royal blue flag bearing a crowned initial E within a ring of stemmed roses, all in gold.
During the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), the standard of the Prince of Wales was the current royal standard with the white label with three pendants, with a heart-shaped shield like that of Saxony bearing a green rue crown on 10 stripes yellow and fl.
The Prince of Wales web page says that the flag was first promulgated in 1962 and was flown for the first time on 11 June 1969 at Cardiff Castle for the inauguration of the Royal Regiment of Wales, of which The Prince was appointed Colonel-in-Chief on 01 July 1969.
www.fotw.net /flags/gb-royal.html   (3268 words)

 Glyndŵr's Banner, Wales
The flag which is referred to as the 'Owen Glyndwr flag' is actually the the Prince of Wales flag and was used by Glyndwr as he claimed to be the true prince of Wales.
The quartered and counterchanged flag was not Glyndwr's personal blazon (Glyndwr had been Arundel's squire in the Scottish campaigns and refused to pay the money demanded of him to furnish his knighthood - so I presume him to not be possessed of a personal coat of arms).
Prior to Glyndwr, the previous elective twysog was Owain Llawgoch who was assassinated in France as he tried to assemble an invasion to attack England on the British mainland as an ally of the French king, and he was bearing this coat of arms in the wars there whilst Glyndwr fought in Scotland.
flagspot.net /flags/gb-wa-og.html   (1124 words)

 St. Davids Flag (Wales)
The Church was replaced in 1920 by a body called the Church in Wales (not of Wales) with a status of an autonomous province in communion with' the Church of England.
At a meeting of the Governing Body of the Church in Wales in 1939 it was suggested that a flag should be made by reversing the colours of the armorial banner of the see of St David.
There is therefore a space for a flag to commemorate St David, patron of the land, but does not reflect true Welshness as does the Ddraig Goch, and which would also be useful for Anglicans in that it consists of a Welsh version of the Cross of St George.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-w-std.html   (3959 words)

 NATIONAL FLAG OF WALES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The national flag of Wales is a red dragon displayed on a field of white and green, the principality’s traditional colors.
The Welsh flag consists of two equal horizontal strips, white over green, super-imposed on which is a large red dragon passant.
The red dragon, on of the most ancient badges in the world was brought to Britain by the Romans, who copied it from the Parthians, and it was subsequently used by both British and Saxon Kings.
www.wauknet.com /taliesin/national.htm   (244 words)

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 Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Leek is a national emblem of Wales, Great Britain, and there are many stories that tell how it was first chosen.
The Red Dragon in one of the national symbols of Wales and is seen on the Welsh flag.
Others say the Welsh Dragon is directly descended form the griffin of the Romans and the Welsh national flag is therefore the oldest on earth.
www.wauknet.com /taliesin/Info_Ethnic.htm   (642 words)

 Unofficial National Flag of Wales
This illustration of the Wales Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/wales-u.htm   (446 words)

 Data Wales : The Welsh Flag and other Welsh symbols.
The dragon standard was perhaps first seen in Britain in the shape of the "draco" a standard carried by the cohorts of the Roman legion.
It is held that this dragon banner represented Henry Tudor's claim to be a true representative of the ancient kings of Britain and served as his tribute to the Welsh people who had made his victory possible.
The dragon on the flag must, however, face to the left, be sited centrally and cover equal parts of the white and green panels.
www.data-wales.co.uk /flag.htm   (767 words)

 Telegraph | Sport | Ospreys fly the flag for Wales
Despite a series of encouraging autumnal outings that were to pave the way for a first Grand Slam in 27 years, the performance of the Welsh national team bore no resemblance to that of three-quarters of the regional teams in Wales.
As Mike Ruddock's Wales side grew in stature and confidence, beating all-comers after Christmas, so the regions, with the exception of the Neath-Swansea Ospreys, found themselves treading water at domestic and European level.
The decision in Wales to abide by the agreement to rest the Lions players for the first month of the season will hit them hard in Swansea, but the coach, Lyn Jones, has spent his summer developing a decent set of dirt-trackers, good enough to remain competitive while the leading lights wait in the wings.
telegraph.co.uk /sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2005/09/03/srospr03.xml   (530 words)

 Welsh index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wales is a small country which is next to England (but not part of it!), although we are governed from London and so is part of the United Kingdom (or Disunited Kingdom as I prefer to call it).
It has a population of roughly 2.5 million people, and amazingly still has its own language, Welsh, which is a Celtic langauge and is the successor of the language that was spoken in all of England and Wales before the Anglo-Saxons came in the 5th/6th centuries.
A society whose aim is to promote knowledge of science in Wales, particularly through the Welsh language.
astro.uchicago.edu /home/web/rhe/Welsh   (325 words)

 Wales ( Welsh ) Flag
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Wales stick flag 12" x 18" mounted on a 24" wooden stick.
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