Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

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Former Football Focus presenter Dan Walker pays tribute to his former colleague Gary Speed, the ex-Premier League player and Wales manager, who died at his home..
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Watch all the goals as Wales hammer Greece at Parc y Scarlets to remain unbeaten in Women's World Cup qualifying.
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Wales cruise to a 5-0 win over Greece as they maintain their positive start to their 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign.
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Wales have been drawn against Austria while Scotland host Ukraine in the play-off semi-finals for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
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A full review of dressing-room culture is part of a wide-ranging action plan to tackle discrimination and racism in cricket in England and Wales.
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Two Welsh rugby teams are looking to repatriate their staff and players as soon as possible after South Africa was added to the travel red list.
3 days ago • Sky News
BBC Sport looks at who Wales and Scotland could face in Friday's World Cup 2022 play-off draw.
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Figures have revealed the number of domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales rose by 6% in the year ending March 2021, according to the ONS.
4 days ago • Sky News
More than 1,000 weekly COVID deaths have been recorded in England and Wales for the first time in eight months.
5 days ago • Sky News
The man was too drunk to acknowledge he had thrown up over Joey, the boy's mum says.
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Rhys Priestland's last-gasp penalty give Wales a dramatic win over 14-man Australia after a staggering end to an incident-packed encounter in Cardiff.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Cricket chiefs in England and Wales say racism and discrimination is a "blight" on our game and they "apologise unreservedly".
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

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