A country of about 3 million people, Wales is located in the southwestern portion of the isle of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the east, and has miles of coastline facing the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.Some quick facts about Wales include:
- Wales has been inhabited continuously for the past 9,000 years.
- In 1284, Wales came under English rule.
- Its capital city, Cardiff, and surrounding areas, are home to nearly two-thirds of the Welsh population.
- Only about 21% of the entire Welsh population of Wales can speak the native language. Most people speak English.
- The population of sheep in Wales is four times greater than the population of humans!
Text by Emily Chan.