Located in the southwest of the United Kingdom, Wales is a country rich in natural and historical attractions and a popular holiday destination in Europe. Bordered by England to the east, Wales is surrounded by the Irish Sea and the Bristol Channel. Featuring a total land area of 20,779 sqkm, as the below Wales map shows, the country also boasts some 2,700km of spectacular coastline.
A largely mountainous country, the highest peaks are predominantly concentrated on the north and central regions. As the below Wales map shows, one of the country’s most popular regions and natural attractions is the holiday destination of Snowdon. Situated in Gwynedd, the region is home to the amazing Snowdonia National Park and Yr Wyddfa, the highest summit in Wales.
The capital of Wales is Cardiff, the largest city in the country, which is located in the south of Wales. Wales is most commonly divided into 4 main regions – north, mid, west and south. North Wales encompasses the regions of North East Wales, The Isle of Anglesey, Snowdonia Mountains and Coast and Llandudno and Colwyn Bay. Mid Wales is home to Brecon Beacons and Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay while West Wales features Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea Bay. South Wales encompasses Cardiff, South Wales Valleys, Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Wye Valley and Vale of Usk.