Wales (Welsh: Cymru; pronounced approximately KUM-ree) is a country in northwest Europe, one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom. Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain and is bordered by England to the east, the Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren) to the south and the Irish Sea (Môr Iwerddon) to the west and north, and also by the estuary of the River Dee (Afon Dyfrdwy) in the north-east.
From the 19th century on, parts of Wales became heavily industrialised, exporting vast quantities of coal and steel and establishing a large manufacturing base which has only recently been overtaken by the service sector.
Two thirds of the population of Wales live in the valleys and coastal plain of the south, with a further significant population concentration in the north east. The remaining areas in Mid Wales, the south west and west are predominantly rural and characterised by hilly and mountainous terrain.
Wanted pages and external links
- Environment Wales
- Ecodyfi Local regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley, Mid Wales
- Sustainable Wales An all-Wales human-scale consultancy
- Lammas, Low Impact Initiative, (South West Wales)
- Create Cardiff quiz, Cardiff
- Bryncynon Strategy
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