Wales is the member of United Kingdom
and lies on its west side. Wales stretches to an area of 20,000 km sq. the southern part contains the flat coastal plains that give way to the valleys. The northern part consists of hills and mountain ranges. The country is home to 3 National Parks where one can find diverse wild life. Almost 80% of the land here is under cultivation. The largest mountain range is called Snowdonia. The coastline of Wales sprawls to over 1,300 km with sandy beaches and towering cliffs. The country is blessed with a temperate climate and the summer months last from May to August with an average sunshine of 4 hours each day.
Two languages are spoken here – Welsh and English. Around 20% of the people here speak Welsh while the rest speak English. Majority of Welsh speaking population lives in the southern parts of Wales.
The national flower of Wales is daffodils. One daffodils species Narcissus obvallaris, is found only here, in a place called Tenby. Wales is also known as the “land of singers” and the male voice choirs are extremely popular. Rugby sport is avidly followed by the youngsters and old. While traveling to Wales do not miss on the delicacy “Laverbread” that is made out of the seaweed. The Welsh cakes are world famous.
The cultural life in Wales is diverse and there is an active presence of theaters, musicals and concerts. The contrasting landscapes present in this region make it a favorite pursuit of many tourists. Activities like water sports and trekking can be found in abundance.