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Some interesting facts & trivia about Wales' weather, geography & population.

Geography Mt Snowdon highest mountain in Wales at 3650 feet.
Geography The River Usk in Wales has the second highest tidal rise and fall in the World.
Geography The smallest City in the UK is in St David's on the Pembrokeshire coast. (population 1484 - Census 1991)
Geography The Tywi River at 64.4 miles is the longest river to run completely within Wales.
Geography Wales land mass is 8016 square miles. Coastline 746 miles long.
Population Bargoed 69,231
Population Barry 50,661
Population Cardiff 327,706
Population Merthyr Tydfil 35,488
Population Newport 139,298
Population Rhondda 59,602
Population Rhyl 64,026
Population Swansea 270,506
Population Wrexham 63,084
Trivia Comedian Bob Hope's parents were married in Cardiff.
Trivia Every one of the statues surrounding Cardiff Castle are of animals.
Trivia Lawn tennis came to fruition in Wales in the 1800's.
Trivia Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantisiliogogogoch on the Isle of Anglesey has the longest name for any railway station in the World.
Trivia Marconi's first radio transmission in 1897 was between two points in Wales.
Trivia Millenium Stadium Cardiff has the largest retractable roof of any sports arena in the World.
Trivia Mount Everest is named after Welshman surveyor Sir George Everest from Gwernvale, Breconshire.
Trivia Only 21.0% of the entire population of Wales can speak their native tongue (Census 2001).
Trivia Pryce Jones from Newtown Montgomeryshire created the first Mail Order business in the World. Delivering to a predominantly remote rural customer base in the hills and valleys of Wales.
Trivia Robert Recorde of Pembrokeshire, invented the equals = sign.
Trivia Sheep population of Wales is four times greater than that of humans. (3 million versus 12 million)
Trivia The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet.
Trivia The Prince of Wales is not Welsh, he is in fact the first born Son of the English Monarchy.
Trivia The scoring system for Golf was invented by Welshman Dr Stableford an avid golfer. Sadly committed suicide before his 90th birthday because he became blind and could no longer play the game.
Trivia Wales is part of the United Kingdom, but it's flag is not part of the Union Jack.
Trivia Welsh explorer David Thompson mapped 20% of the North American Continent, surveying the Canada/US border from East to West in the 1800's.
Weather Coldest day. -23.3C Rhayder, Powys January 21 1940.
Weather Dullest month. 2.7 hours at Llwynon, Powys January 1962.
Weather Sunniest month. 354.3 hours at Dale Fort, Dyfed July 1955.
Weather Warmest day. 35.2C Hawarden Bridge, Clwyd August 2 1990.
Weather Wettest day. 8.44 inches Rhondda, Gwent November 11 1929.
Weather Windiest day. Highest gust at non-mountaneous site. 124 mph, Rhoose South Glamorgan October 28 1989.
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Header image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. Image looking SW over Wales UK showing Isle of Anglesey right to Cornwall England top left. Mission STS 099 - Roll 751 - Frame 82. Feb 11 ~ 22 2000. Space Shuttle Endeavour. Click here to see crew.


Header image courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. Image looking SW over Wales UK showing Isle of Anglesey right to Cornwall England top left. Mission STS 099 - Roll 751 - Frame 82. Feb 11 ~ 22 2000. Space Shuttle Endeavour.