Nation

Wales

Cymru

State
United Kingdom
Area
20.770 km2
Population
3.063.000 inhabitants (2011)
Languages
Welsh, English
Official languages
Welsh and English

Native language speakers
21% (2009)
Main cities
Cardiff, Swansea, Newport
Per capita income
22.175 E (2016)
Native political institutions
Government of Wales
Main religious culture
Protestant Christian
National bank holiday
Dewi Sant (1 March)
Main nationalist parties
PLAID CYMRU
Nationalist share in the native parliament
20% (2016)

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