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Approximate extent of North Wales
Approximate extent of North Wales

North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. Image File history File links North_Wales. ... Image File history File links North_Wales. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom, England and Wales and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Mid Wales is the name given to the area of Wales between North Wales and South Wales. ...


It comprises the island of Anglesey, the Lleyn Peninsula and the Snowdonia mountain range, together with the catchments of the Rivers Conwy, Clwyd and Dee. Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of north Wales. ... The Lleyn peninsula also known by its Welsh name of the Llŷn extends from north west Wales. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... The north ridge of Tryfan (seen on the left in this picture) makes an enjoyable scramble in Snowdonia. ... A mountain range (Sierra in the Spanish language) is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... The River Conwy, or, in Welsh Afon Conwy , is a river in North Wales. ... The River Clwyd is a river in north Wales. ... Old Dee Bridge, River Dee, Chester, England (2002) The River Dee (Welsh: Afon Dyfrdwy) is a 70 mile (110 km) long river, which rises in Snowdonia, Wales and discharges to the sea a few miles west of Liverpool. ...


Traditionally, most of North Wales was covered by the kingdom of Gwynedd. Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales. ...


The region is currently made up of the following administrative areas: For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ...

The area is mostly rural with many mountains and valleys. This, in combination with its coast (on the Irish Sea), has ensured that tourism is the principal industry. Farming, which was once the principal economic force in the area, is now much reduced in importance. The average income per capita of the local population is the lowest in the United Kingdom and much of the region has EU Objective 1 status [1]. County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a traditional county and principal area in northern Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Conwy [county borough] is a local government principal area in north Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Anglesey or Anglesea (Welsh: Ynys Môn pronounced Uh-niss Mawn), is an island and county in north-west Wales. ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Relief map of the Irish Sea. ... More than 3 million tourists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra, India in 2004. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... Objective 1 regions are officially designated NUTS level 2 regions within the European Union where per capita GDP is less than 75% of that of the wider union; they also include certain very low population areas in Sweden and Finland and some outlying (i. ...


The majority of the settlements in North Wales are along the coast, including some popular resorts, such as Rhyl, Llandudno and Pwllheli. The A55 expressway links these towns with the north of England and the port of Holyhead for ferries to Ireland; few routes connect North Wales with South Wales. There are two cathedral cities — Bangor and St. Asaph, and a number of mediaeval castles (e.g.: Harlech, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy). Rhyl (Welsh: Y Rhyl) is a seaside town located on the Irish Sea, in the administrative county of Denbighshire and the traditional county of Flintshire, North Wales, United Kingdom, at the mouth of the River Clwyd (Welsh: Yr Afon Clwyd). ... Llandudno Bay and the Little Orme viewed from the Great Orme Llandudno Pier viewed from the Happy Valley gardens A sunny corner in the Happy Valley gardens Llandudno South Parade (on the north shore) viewed from the Great Orme, with the twin mounds of Deganwy Castle in the distance Llandudno... Pwllheli is the main market town of the Lleyn peninsula in northwestern Wales. ... The A55 at Warren Mountain The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Britain. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – 60,609... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the East and South, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the North and West. ... Bangor, in north Wales, UK, is one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. ... St Asaph (Welsh: Llanelwy) is a town in Denbighshire, Wales on the River Elwy. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle. ... The ward of Caernarfon Castle, showing (from left to right) the Black Tower, the Chamberlains Tower, and the Eagle Tower. ... Beaumaris Castle and moat. ... Conwy Castle - illustration from Cassells History of England circa 1902 Conwy Castle (often spelled Conway Castle in English usage, although this is now discouraged) was built in Conwy as part of Edward Is second campaign in North Wales. ...


North Wales has a somewhat separate identity to the rest of Wales. Its dialect of the Welsh language differs to that of South Wales in some ways; for example llefrith is used in some areas instead of llaeth for "milk". Colloquially, a person from North Wales (especially one who speaks with this dialect or accent) is known as a North Walian, or a gog (from the Welsh gogledd, meaning "north"). This part of Wales also has the highest area of Welsh speakers, where 90% of the population speak Welsh. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the East and South, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the North and West. ...


For many purposes Wales can be divided into only three regions, North Wales, South Wales and West Wales. In this scenario the boundary between North Wales and West Wales is marked by the Cerdigion Powys Border. Powys itself is divided with the Traditional County of Brecknockshire being included in South Wales with Montgomeryshire included in North Wales. Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the East and South, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the North and West. ... West Wales is the west area of Wales bordered by South Wales to the east. ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ... Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn) is an inland traditional county of Wales. ...


North Wales was a European Parliament constituency until 1999, and is now an electoral region for the National Assembly for Wales. The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The inside of the building The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... The National Assembly for Wales (or NAfW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales, and is also responsible for most UK government departments in Wales. ...


External links

  • Things to do in North Wales
  • Snowdon Route Walking Guide at Snowdon.com
  • Images of North Wales Photographs of North Wales

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