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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Wales

Updated on October 3, 2011

1. Wales is a part of the United kingdom

2. The largest second hand book store is located in Wales

3. It is common belief that the Irish republican army was started in a welsh prison

4. Wales is not represented on the British Flag

5. The first wireless broadcast in the world was done from Wales

6. Wales is known for its Sheep Processing since the ground is very infertile to growing crops

7. 3 million people live in wales

8. The wales national sport is rugby followed by soccer

9. Road signs in welsh country are written in welsh and English

10. Up until the late 1980s wales was the largest exported of coal in the world

11. The official Wales currency is the British Pound

12. Prince Charles was actually the Prince of Wales

13. The welsh flag contains a red dragon

14. Cardiff is the capitol of Wales

15. Only 18% of the wales population actually speaks there native tongue

16. Cymric is a breed of rare cats that are almost extinct now that originated in the welsh country side

17. The patron of saints in Wales is St. David which is also the name of its smallest city in the country

18. The Tywi River at 64.4 miles is the longest river to run completely within Wales.

19. The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet

20. The scoring system for Golf was invented by Welshman


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  • Web Cottages profile image

    Web Cottages 6 years ago from Chester, UK

    What a great hub, very informative!

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    lyndre 6 years ago from Scotland

    You missed the one about sheepshaging ha ha

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    Kadmiels 6 years ago from Florida

    @ teacherjoe52 I think you are thinking of the town of


    don't let the name fool you it is actually a town maybe i should make this 21 facts aout wales :)

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    Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Interesting facts about my native land, some I didn't even know! Love this hub!

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    teacherjoe52 6 years ago


    My family on moms side moved to Canada from Wales in the early 1900s. They were originally from the town in the north west of Wales that has te longest name. I don't remember it. It would be nice to go back one day.