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Life in Wales

Life in Wales

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Wales is a country with a unique culture, beautiful landscapes and friendly people with an original spirit. It is a country with two languages: Welsh and English. It is sometimes known as the land of song, and is famed for its singers.

 

  • Life in Wales

    Life in Wales

    Wales is a country on a human scale that crams a lot in, a unique culture, beautiful landscapes and friendly people with an original spirit.
  • Culture

    Culture

    The traditional importance of music and poetry has encouraged a general appreciation of and support for all of the arts. There is strong public support throughout Wales for the arts, which are considered important to the national culture.
  • Geography

    Geography

    Wales is on the west of the island called Great Britain, and is a member of the United Kingdom. It's to the west of England. Wales is just over 20,000 square kilometres in size.
  • History

    History

    History of Wales begins with the arrival of the Romans. The Romans (40,000 strong) invaded the British Isles in 43 AD.
  • Currency

    Currency

    The currency in Wales is the pound sterling. The pound (£) sterling, divided into 100 pence, remains the national currency. There are coins of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2; and notes of £5, £10, £20 and £50.
  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Wales towns and cities are full of stuff ready to entertain you every night of the week.They have a thriving nightlife in Wales. They have loads of places where we can meet up with friends and have a good chat or a dance.
  • Living & Study Costs

    Living & Study Costs

    Living costs in Wales do depend on your location, employment and circumstances.
  • Work for Students

    Work for Students

    Most students in the UK have immigration permission which allows them to work during their studies. You do not need to apply for special permission in order to work.

 

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Last Updated: 30 November 2009
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