The governments of the United Kingdom and of Wales almost invariably define Wales as a country. The Welsh Government says: "Wales is not a Principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right."
Wales is a country in Western Europe that has a distinctive culture including its own language, customs, holidays and music. ... Wales is primarily represented by the symbol of the red Welsh Dragon, but other national emblems include the leek and daffodil. The Welsh words for leeks (cennin) and daffodils (cennin Pedr, lit.
Christianity is the largest religion in Wales. Until 1920 the established church was the Church of England, but from 1920 the disestablished Church in Wales, still Anglican, was self-governing. Wales also has a strong tradition of nonconformism, including Methodism.
The region is called Wales from an Anglo-Saxon word wealas, meaning 'foreigners'. Similarly the beleaguered Celts begin to call themselves cymry ('fellow-countrymen'), naming their shared territory Cymru. Like their Celtic neighbours over the water in Ireland, the Welsh have a strong early tradition of Christianity.
No, Wales is a country (472 years-worth of country-dom, remember!). In fact, in 2008 the Welsh Government issued a statement on this very issue: "Wales is not a principality. Although we are joined with England by land, and we are part of Great Britain, Wales is a country in its own right."Jul 24, 2014
The history of Wales begins with the arrival of human beings in the region thousands of years ago. Neanderthals lived in what is now Wales, or Cymru in Welsh, at least 230,000 years ago, while Homo sapiens arrived by about 31,000 BC. ... A number of kingdoms formed in present-day Wales in the post-Roman period.