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Fast facts about Wales

Capital of Wales
Cardiff
Population of Wales
3 Million
Language in Wales
Welsh, English
Currency in Wales
British Pound
Electricity in Wales
240 Volts AC, 50 Hz. 3-pin plug
Country Code in Wales
+44
Emergency Numbers in Wales
Police / Ambulance / Fire - 999
Time Zone in Wales
GMT
 
Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world - 641 and still counting!
 
 The tower of Caerphilly Castle out leans the Leaning Tower of Pisa
 
The Impressionist Collection at the National Museum of Art, Cardiff is the largest outside of Paris, and includes paintings by Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet and Monet.
 
Cardiff is often called the Washington DC of Europe, thanks to the white Portland stone buildings in the Civic Centre.
 
Welsh is the oldest living language in Europe and spoken by about 20% of people in Wales.
 
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is the first national botanic garden to be created in the UK for over 200 years.
 
Wales castles are Britain's most popular attraction with foreign visitors according to a new VisitBritan report looking at what overseas travellers want to see in the UK
 
Sir Edmund Hillary and his team trained in the Snowdonia mountains before the first successful ascent on Everest.
 
The longest place name in Britian is found in North Wales, it's Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which translates as 'St Mary's Church by the white hazel over the whirpool and St Tysilio's church by the red cave'.
 
 
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