Wales is the second smallest country within the United Kingdom, with an area of 8,022 square miles (20,779 km2) and a population of over 3 million.
The country makes up a small part of the island of Great Britain, and is bordered by England in the east (Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire) and the Irish Sea to the west.
Welsh name: Cymru.
Capital and largest city: Cardiff (Caerdydd).
Cities: 6, as of 2013.
Principal Areas: 22.
Official languages: Welsh, English.
Patron saint and day: Saint David, 1st of March.
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