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Ten things you didn't know about Wales

  1. Wales has more sheep than people
  2. John Malkovich co-owns Cardiffs hip hotel, The Big Sleep.
  3. Cardiff houses the oldest record shop in the world, Spillers, established in 1879
  4. 'Wales' comes from the Anglo-Saxon term 'Waleas' meaning foreigner
  5. Wales is 160 miles long
  6. Has more castles per square mile than any other country in Western Europe
  7. Coastline is 750 miles long
  8. It is said that Thomas Jefferson could speak six languages, including Welsh.
  9. Patagonia, in southern America, has a Welsh speaking population
  10. It is said that 20 per cent of the Pilgrim Fathers of America were Welsh and that almost 50 per cent of the signatories to the American Declaration of Independence were also Welsh or of Welsh heritage.

Welsh sights

  1. Caerphilly Castle
  2. Wye Valley
  3. National Botanic Garden of Wales
  4. Big Pit
  5. St. Fagans
  6. Llangollen
  7. Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway
  8. Portmeirion Village
  9. Cardiff Castle
  10. Cader Idris

Festivals

  1. Monmouth Show
  2. Carew 500
  3. National Eisteddfod of Wales
  4. Gwyl Pontardawe
  5. Mumbles Mostly Jazz and Blues
  6. Women In Tune
  7. Celtic Blue Rock Community Arts
  8. Small Nations
  9. Wrexham Science
  10. Cardiff Musical Theatre

Moments in history

  1. Aberfan Disaster
  2. Owain Glyndwr in Welsh History
  3. Rorkes Drift
  4. Llywelyn II killed in battle
  5. Welsh Revival
  6. Merthyr Rising

Top 10 cities

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  1. Cardiff
  2. Chester
  3. Swansea
  4. Llandudno
  5. Snowdonia
  6. Caernarfon
  7. Brecon
  8. Conwy
  9. Llanberis
  10. Aberystwyth

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