Wales' flag (Welsh: Baner Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch, meaning “the red dragon”) is a red dragon passant on a green and white field. For ages, the red dragon has been a symbol of Wales, signifying the Welsh nation's boldness and independence.
The origins of the flag can be traced back to the 7th century and King Cadwaladr's reign, who employed the dragon as an emblem. King Henry VII added the green and white colors later in the 15th century, and it was officially recognized as the national flag in 1959. Today, the red dragon appears on the flags of various Welsh cities, including the capital, Cardiff.
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Wales is a country located in the United Kingdom, one of the four constituent countries that make up the UK along with England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It is located on the western side of Great Britain, and is bordered by England to the east and the Irish Sea to the west.
Wales has a rich history and cultural heritage, with a mix of Celtic, Roman, and other influences. The Welsh language, which is a Celtic language related to Breton and Cornish, is still spoken by many people in Wales today. Welsh culture is known for its music, literature, and sports, and the country is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Wales has a varied landscape, with mountains, forests, and coastlines. The country is known for its stunning natural beauty, including the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The capital city of Wales is Cardiff, which is located in the south of the country.
Wales is a constituent country of the United Kingdom, and is therefore subject to the UK government and parliament. However, it also has its own government and parliament, known as the Welsh Assembly, which has devolved powers over certain areas such as education, health, and the environment. The official language of Wales is English, although Welsh is also widely spoken.
|Country codes||GB-WLS (ISO 3166-2:GB)|
|Official languages||English, Welsh|
|Religion||46.5% No religion, 43.6% Christianity, 2.2% Islam, 0.4% Hinduism, 0.3% Buddhism, 0.7% Others, 6.3% Not stated|
|Time zone||UTC (GMT) • Summer (DST) • UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|Total area||The total land area is 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi)|
|GDP per capita||£ 21,010 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||British pound (£, GBP)|
|Internet TLD||.uk (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Wales Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Wales