WALES. Map of the United Kingdom. MAP of WALES. The Welsh Flag. Facts about Wales. Capital: Cardiff with 275 000 inhabitants. Major cities: Newport, Swansea, Pembroke, Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Holyhead. Area: Wales is as big as Switzerland – 20,779 square kilometres.
Coal mines, steel works and oil refineries. Most of the mines are closed down now.
National sport: Rugby