Wales is a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. It lies between England and the Irish Sea.
Its area is 20,779 km2.
Its population is 3,140,000.
Its capital: Cardiff (370,000 inhabitants)
Wales closely shares history and language with the rest of Britain. Wales is famous for its long beaches, numerous islands, beautiful mountainous landscapes, post-industrial economy and ancient literary traditions. Wales is -also- the land of landscape art, lamb recipes and rugby union.
Image of title: Llyn Ogwen, one of many lakes in Snowdonia National park , source: flickr / barnyz