Mount Everest was named after Welshman Sir George Everest from Gwernvale, Breconshire.

Only 21% of the entire Welsh population of Wales can speak the native language.

Wales is believed to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

Welshman, Pryce Jones from Newtown Montgomeryshire, created the world's first Mail Order

Robert Recorde of Pembrokeshire invented the “equal to” sign.

The letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in the Welsh alphabet.

All the statues surrounding Cardiff Castle are of animals.

Lawn tennis first appeared in Wales in the 1800s.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is the name of a town in North
Wales which translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the
rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave". It is believed to be the longest place name in
the world.

Marconi's first radio transmission in 1897 was between two points in Wales.

The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff has the largest retractable roof of any sports arena in the

Wales is the land of mythical King Arthur.

The Welsh motto,“Cymru am byth”, means “Wales forever”.

The Welsh anthem is “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” which means “Land Of My Fathers”.

Wales is the only part of the UK not to be represented on the Union Jack.

Wales has a population of approximately three million people.

The population of sheep in Wales is four times greater than the Welsh population of humans.

Famous people from Wales include Richard Burton, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Tom Jones,
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Shirley Bassey, Timothy Dalton and Charlotte Church.

Saint David (in Wales “Dewi Sant”) was a Welsh Bishop during the 6th century, later regarded
as a saint and as the Patron Saint of Wales.

The Seven Wonders of Wales is a list of seven geographic and cultural landmarks in Wales,
identified in the late 18th century in doggerel verse. All in North Wales, the list includes
Snowdon (the highest mountain), the Gresford Bells (the bells in the medieval church of All
Saints at Gresford), Llangollen Bridge in Flintshire, the Wrexham Steeple, the Overton Yew
trees and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Strong Deliverer, Strong, Deliverer
Be Thou still my strength and shield
Be Thou still my strength and shield

Open Thou the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing streams do flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven
Feed me now and evermore
Feed me now and evermore

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Bear me through the swelling current
Land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee
I will ever give to Thee
Performed by Pendryus Male Choir
Y Senedd - Welsh Assembly - Cardiff
Cwm Rhondda

Wele'n sefyll rhwng y myrtwydd
Wrthddrych teilwng o fy mryd;
Er o'r braidd 'rwy'n Ei adnabod
Ef uwchlaw gwrthrychau'r byd:
Henffych fore! Henffych fore!
Caf ei weled fel y mae.
Caf ei weled fel y mae.

Rhosyn Saron yw Ei enw,
Gwyn a gwridog, hardd Ei bryd!
Ar ddeng mil y mae'n rhagori
O wrthddrychau penna'r byd ;
Ffrind pechadur! Ffrind pechadur!
Dyma'r llywydd ar y mor.
Dyma'r llywydd ar y mor.

Beth sydd imi mwy a wnelwyf
Ag eilunod gwael y llawr?
Tystio 'r wyf nad yw eu cwmni
I'w gymharu a'm Iesu Mawr.
O! am aros! O! am aros!
Yn Ei gariad ddyddiau f'oes.
Yn Ei gariad ddyddiau f'oes.
The Welsh people share a tradition of music and poetry, a
heritage of fellowship and hope and a love of God and country.

If your last name is Evans, Jones, Griffiths, Hughes or Davies,
you may have a tie to the ancient Celtic land of Cymru - Wales.

If you are a native Welshman who now lives in the United
States, are visiting from Wales and long to hear the lilting
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Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey
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