Wales at a glance

Capital: Cardiff (Caerdydd) pop. 292,150 (Urban area 2011)
Largest City: Cardiff (Caerdydd) pop. 292,150 (Urban area 2011)
Official Languages: Welsh, English
Government: Devolved government within parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
First Minister: Carwyn Jones AM
Prime Minister UK: David Cameron MP
Legislature: National Assembly and UK Parliament
Unification: by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (1057)
Total Surface Area Wales: 20,779 km2 - 8,022 sq mi
Population: 3,063,456 [2011 Census]
Density: 148/km2 - 381/sq mi
Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)
GDP (PPP) 2006 estimate
- Total US$85.4 billion
- Per capita US$30,546

Time zone: GMT (UTC+0) - Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the: left
Calling code: +44
Internet TLD: .uk
Patron saint: Saint David (Dewi Sant)
Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of My Fathers)
Motto: "Cymru am byth" ("Wales for ever")
Demonym: Welsh (Cymry)
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Denbighshire
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Gwynedd
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Swansea
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Vale of Glamorgan
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