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by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Wales and Massachusetts

Wales is located on the western shores of Great Britain. It is bounded on the north by the Irish Sea; on the east by England; on the south by the Bristol Channel; and on the west by the St George’s Channel and Cardigan Bay.

One of the New England states of the US It is bordered on the north by Vermont and New Hampshire; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut; and on the west by New York.
Size North-south length 220 km (137 mi); in an east-west direction the width of the country varies between 60 and 155 km (36 and 96 mi) 306 km (190 miles) long and 80 km (50 miles) wide at its most distant points.
Area 20,760 sq km (8,015 sq mi) 23,934 sq km (9,241 sq mi),
Population 2,918,700 (2002) 6,349,097 (2000)
Population Density 141 people per sq km (365 per sq mi) 317 people per sq km (821 per sq mi)
Capital Cardiff Boston
Major Cities Cardiff (305,200)
Swansea (223,200)
Newport (136,789)
Wrexham (40,614)
Rhondda Cynon Taff (231,952),
Boston - (589,281)
Worcester (174,962)
Springfield (151,915)
Lowell (104,901)
Cambridge (101,807)
Highest pt. Snowdon 1085 metres (3559 ft) Mount Greylock 148.5 metres (3,487 feet) above sea level
Lowest p.t   Where Massachusetts meets the Atlantic Ocean (Seal Level)
Longest River Towy (Tywi) 103 km (64 miles) Connecticut 106 km (66 miles)
Largest Lake Lake Bala Quabbin Reservoir 101 sq km (39 sq mi).
Average Temperature From a high 60° F (15.6° C ), and to a low 42° F (5.6° C ). From a high of 81.8° F to a low of 15.6 ° F
Highest Temperature 95.4 ° Fahrenheit ( 35.2°C) at Hawarden Bridge (Clwyd) on 2 August 1990 107° Fahrenheit (41.6°C) at at Chester and New Bedford on August 2, 1975
Lowest Temperature -9.9 °F (-23.3°C) at Rhayader (Powys) on 21 January 1940 -35°F (-37.2°C) Chester on January 12, 1981

Cymru am byth
(Welsh: "Wales for ever")

"Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" ( Latin for: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.")
National Bird Robin Chickadee
National Flower Daffodil May Flower
National Tree Oak American Elm
Wales and Massachusetts
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