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Wales: Introductory Note

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth

© 2017 Oxford university Press
Wales is a principality within the United Kingdom with a measure of self-government. It is bordered on the east by England, on the south by the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea and on the north and west by the Irish Sea. It covers an area of 20,779 square kilometers (8,022 square miles) and, according to the 2011 census, has a population of 3,063,456. The capital is Cardiff. The eldest son of the Sovereign, Charles, is the titular Prince of Wales but he plays no role in the governance of Wales. 1 Wales was conquered by the Romans between 48 and 78 AD, but the...
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