Capital: Cardiff

Population: 3,092,036 (estimated in 2014)

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Official Languages: Welsh, English

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Welsh, British, Asian, Mixed, and others

Largest Cities: Cardiff, Swansea, Newport

Main Sport: Rugby Union, Association Football

Political System: Parliamentary; Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Early May Bank Holiday (May 2)

Spring Bank Holiday (May 30)

Summer Bank Holiday (August 29)

Christmas Day (December 25, 27)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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