Wales has the sort of
climate often described as "temperate". This means that it never gets
very hot or very cold. May, June, July and August are the sunniest and
driest months, but even in the winter a raincoat and sweater will
usually cope with the worst that the weather has to offer.
English is the day to day
language for most Welsh people. Due to the efforts of many dedicated
people the Welsh language still flourishes (and there is a Welsh
language TV channel). The 1991 census gave a figure of 18.5 per cent
The currency is that of
Britain in general i.e. the pound sterling, sometimes referred to on the
Net as the GBP.
Wales is quite small and has a population of approximately
3 million based on the last population Census of 2, 903, 085 in 2001.
Cardiff is the capital, largest city and most populous
county of Wales. The city is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base
for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national
media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.