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  Wales travel guide - Wikitravel
Wales is ruled from the national parliament in London, though a move to devolve certain powers of decision making began with the the creation of the non-elected Welsh Office and the appointment of a Secretary of State for Wales in 1964.
Wales has its own language, Welsh (Welsh: Cymraeg), which is spoken by some 21% of the population (though this varies geographically, from under 7% in the southeast to over 61% in the northwest).
Wales is considered to be one of the safest parts of the United Kingdom, though visitors should be aware that criminal activity including violent crime is not uncommon.
wikitravel.org /en/Wales   (4054 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.
Wales was already subsumed as a principality in England long before that, so was never considered to have a "portion" of the flag.
Wales was united with England under the Statute of Wales, passed on 19 February 1284.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-wales.html   (2007 words)

  
 Diana, Princess of Wales @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her two sons, Prince William of Wales and Prince Henry of Wales (called Prince Harry), are, respectively, second and third in line to the British throne.
After her divorce from the Prince of Wales in 1996, Diana ceased to be The Princess of Wales and lost the resulting Royal Highness style.
In the case of Diana, as the wife of the Prince of Wales, she was Princess of Wales.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/Diana,_Princess_of_Wales   (3763 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Wales
The name Wales has been given to this country not by its inhabitants but by the Teutonic occupiers of England, and means "the territory of the alien race".
One opinion is that Wales consists of twelve particular counties, and that its eastern boundary is identical with that of the eastern-most of those twelve counties.
The bards' favourite subjects were the Blessed Virgin, the national saints, the rosary, the roods (calvaries) in the churches, the Mass, the abbeys, and the shrines of the city of Rome.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15532a.htm   (5382 words)

  
 Wales - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Wales is a suburb of Atlantis founded by whale worshippers.
Wales is renowned for its distinctive architecture, which consists of thousands of very small grey houses arranged to look like necrotising fasciitis infections in the most beautiful glacier valleys in the world.
The economy in Wales used to be built upon coal mines.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Wales   (2630 words)

  
 Wales - language, currency, statistics, tourism, climate.
Wales has extensive tracts of high plateaux with mountain ranges deeply dissected by river valleys radiating from the centre of the upland area.
David was an early crusader for Christianity in Wales and is supposed to have died on March 1st, 589.
Wales at that time was a country where the national language and culture lacked patronage because the property owning gentry had become Anglicised.
www.data-wales.co.uk /wstats.htm   (1107 words)

  
 Wales: Travel, Culture, History, Language
Peter Williams' original work presenting the rich history of Wales and placing its culture and people in their proper historical context.
Tour the Regions of Wales Kingdom by Kingdom, from Gwynedd to Gwent.
Welsh - The Eighth Wonder of Wales - The fascinating story of the Welsh language and the miracle of its survival against all odds.
www.britannia.com /celtic/wales   (334 words)

  
 Quaboag Valley Chamber of Commerce
Wales is a small upland town located at the headwaters of the Quinnebaug drainage system.
Townspeople in Wales farmed and made shoes and boots and in the 19th century the Wales and the Shaw companies made the town an important woolen producing town.
Wales is about 28 miles east of Springfield, 32 miles southwest of Worcester, 70 miles southwest of Boston, and 152 miles from New York City.
www.quaboagvalley.org /wales.asp   (352 words)

  
 wales map and map of wales information page
The English King, Edward I, began his conquest of Wales in 1272; Llywelyn was killed in battle and the 200 years it took the Normans to gain control of Wales ended with Edward I naming his own son, Prince of Wales, and that remains a tradition to this day.
He declared himself the new Prince of Wales and after limited initial successes, the rebellion was squashed by Henry IV; English law was once again firmly in place and Glyndwr faded into the countryside.
Today Wales is certainly evolving, but some things here will never change, as the raw beauty of the land and the pride of the Welsh people will live forever.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/ukw.htm   (765 words)

  
 GENUKI: Wales
National Synod of Wales The National Synod of Wales of the United Reformed Church, is one of thirteen Synods that cover England, Wales and Scotland.
Maps of England and Wales in 1643 (808k) and Maps of England and Wales 1660-1892 (479k) which were obtained courtesy of Ancestry, who retain copyright and reserve all rights in them.
The Royal Regiment of Wales was formed in 1969 by the amalgamation of two of Wales' most famous and distinguished regiments, namely The South Wales Borderers (24th Foot) and The Welch Regiment (41st/69th Foot).
www.genuki.org.uk /big/wal   (6984 words)

  
 Wales: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Wales lies west of England and is separated from England by the Cambrian Mountains.
Wales is generally hilly; the Snowdon range in the northern part culminates in Mount Snowdon (3,560 ft, 1,085 m), Wales's highest peak.
Wales will remain part of the UK, and the secretary of state for Wales and members of parliament from Welsh constituencies will continue to have seats in parliament.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0777807.html   (556 words)

  
 Wales - The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RSPB Cymru has adopted the principle that, in the conduct of public business in Wales, the English and Welsh languages will be treated on a basis of equality.
The population status of birds in Wales: an analysis of conservation concern, 2002—2007
The RSPB reviewed the population status of the birds that are regularly found in Wales.
www.rspb.org.uk /wales/index.asp   (408 words)

  
 The Prince of Wales - Home
The Prince's Charities is a group of 19 not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited a centre in London dedicated to Asian music today, and met musicians, local school children...
The Prince of Wales joined the families of...
www.princeofwales.gov.uk   (126 words)

  
 The Castles of Wales
The strategic position, on a major routeway, was chosen early in the first Norman incursions into south-west Wales, when the castle was founded by Roger of Montgomery in 1093, and it stood firm against Welsh counter-attacks in subsequent years."
Over the years I've visited and explored many of the region's famous and lesser-known castles, from mighty Chepstow in southeast Wales, to picturesque Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, and charming Ewloe in the north.
We also feature a smaller section on Welsh Abbeys and Other Religious Sites, monuments that, like the Castles of Wales, represent an important component of Welsh medieval heritage and history.
www.castlewales.com /home.html   (806 words)

  
 World Golf - Travel, Golf Courses and Clubs Reviews from California to Florida and Scotland to Australia
Easily reachable on the A40, one mile east of Haverfordwest, the course is set in majestic parkland and is a proper test of golfing skill.
As we welcome a new year, we turn our attention to Wales, the tiny country in the United Kingdom that's hardly a golf secret anymore.
Wales National Golf Club is no walk in the park
www.worldgolf.com /courses/walesgc.html   (616 words)

  
 Maine Local Government - Town of Wales - Main Page
Wales is a town in Androscoggin County, incorporated on February 1, 1816 from Wales Plantation.
The early settlers arrived in 1773, some of whom came from Wales in Britain.
The gentle hills in the town reflect the landscape of the old country.
www.maine.gov /local/androscoggin/wales   (124 words)

  
 Kings Langley, New South Wales @ ParksAndWildlife.com (Parks and Wildlife)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kings Langley, New South Wales @ ParksAndWildlife.com (Parks and Wildlife)
Kings Langley, New South Wales in the News
Kings Langley is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
www.parksandwildlife.com /encyclopedia/Kings_Langley,_New_South_Wales   (440 words)

  
 Wales Legislation
The aim is to publish these documents on the Internet simultaneously or at least within 24 hours of their publication in printed form.
Hypertext links are also provided to the full text of all United Kingdom Acts of Parliament and United Kingdom Statutory Instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Wales and which have been previously published on the HMSO website and are now available on the United Kingdom Legislation website.
Specific links have also been provided to the full text of the Government of Wales Act 1998 and its associated delegated legislation which established the National Assembly for Wales.
www.opsi.gov.uk /legislation/wales/wales_legislation.htm   (179 words)

  
 Wales Travel Guide and Travel Information - Lonely Planet
In many ways, Wales is just what you picture it to be: rolling moorlands, glaciated mountain areas, mellifluous male-voice choirs, tongue-twisting place names, Rugby Union, 'Bread of Heaven', romantic castles, people with querying lilts, cheese on toast and old mining towns.
Apart from the fantastic walking and cycling that's available in the country, there's also a wealth of water and adventure sports, horse riding and fishing.
Wales is more than just green valleys - it's the UK's number one spot for green tourism too.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/wales   (315 words)

  
 Wales Rally GB : Home
And this time it was a Ford 1-2 for the Finnish pairings of Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen and Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila in identical Ford Focus RS World Rally Cars.
Wales Rally GB - bring the whole family!
Sebastian Loeb talks after retaining his world title with 3rd place in the Wales Rally GB for a 4th time
www.walesrallygb.com   (100 words)

  
 Wales
Anglo-Normans recognise Principality of Wales in Treaty of Montgomery, 1267.
Treaty broken and Wales made Dominion of English King 1282-1535, ruled by King's officials and marcher lords (Statute of Rhyddlan, 1294).
Gradual transfer of powers from UK parliament and ministries from 1951 (formation of Ministry of Welsh Affairs), 1964 (Secretary of State for Wales and Welsh Office), 1997 (successful referendum for devolved democratic assembly), 1999 (foundation of National Assembly for Wales with autonomous administrative duties and secondary legislative powers).
users.cs.cf.ac.uk /Robert.Evans/Places/wales.html   (218 words)

  
 Forestry Commission Wales
Our vision is that all woodland in Wales will be sustainably managed and valued by the people of Wales.
The Coed Lleol Wales Woodland Celebration Events list for 2007 is now online.
Wales' own classical superstar, Katherine Jenkins, has announced that she will be appearing as part of the 2008 forest tour.
www.forestry.gov.uk /wales   (116 words)

  
 Flickr: Photos tagged with wales
Wales Hotel located in the Manhattan Upper East Side area at 1295 Madison Avenue, with 87...
You can assign up to 70 tags to each photo.
Feed – Subscribe to photos tagged with wales
www.flickr.com /photos/tags/wales   (112 words)

  
 Home - Waste Awareness Wales
Call your local authority to find out what you can recycle where
Green gifts for Father’s day from Waste Awareness Wales
Enter your postcode here and find out where you can recycle:
www.wasteawarenesswales.org.uk   (62 words)

  
 Hotels & Holidays in North & South Wales: Weekend, Short Break Holiday ideas: Visit Wales UK
Hotels and Holidays in North and South Wales: Weekend, Short Break Holiday ideas: Visit Wales UK home
all the regions of Wales, as well as activity
If you are visiting us from overseas click here.
www.visitwales.co.uk   (70 words)

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