Wales is the country in the west of Great Britain. It is
mainly a mountainous land with a chiefly agricultural economy
and an industrial and coal-mining area in the south. The
landscape is beautiful. Many English people move to Wales
when they retire.
Cardiff, a large city in the south, was chosen as the capital
of Wales in 1955, mainly because of its size. Since 1536,
Wales has been governed by England and the heir to the
throne of England has the title of Prince of Wales, but Welsh
people have strong sense of identity. There is a Welsh National
party which wants independence from the United Kingdom
and the Welsh language is still used in certain parts of the
Welsh is an ancient Celtic language, similar to Breton,
spoken in Brittany, France. In the 60's Welsh was given
equal status with English as an official language and is used
in the law courts. It is taught in school and some TV program
are broadcast in Welsh. However, only about 20% of the
population speaks Welsh.
1. Where is Wales situated?
2. What is the capital of Wales?
3 Has it always been governed by England?
4. What language is used in the country?
5. How many people speak Welsh?