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  • Wales is surrounded by sea on three sides.
  • Wales is part of the United Kingdom.
  • The country is known as Cymru in Welsh.
  • The capital city is Cardiff.
  • The Brecon Beacons rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan.
  • Snowdonia reaches a height of 1,085 metres at Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.
  • The Severn and Wye are two of Britain's longest rivers.
  • The largest lake is Bala in northern Wales.
  • The national animal of Wales is the red dragon.
  • One national emblem of Wales is the leek. Another is the daffodil.
  • Traditional food includes: Bara Brith, Cawl, Welsh cakes and Laverbread.