There are nearly three million of us living here. The main population and industrial areas are in south Wales, where you’ll find Cardiff, our capital city. The Wrexham area in north east Wales is also quite densely populated.
Here in Wales you’re never far from a mountain or the sea – so it’s no wonder walkers, cyclists, surfers and sailors love to come and visit.
To the east we have England - leaving us with three other sides of sea, which explains over 1,200km (750 miles) of coastline. Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardigan Bay all have wonderful, clean beaches and some surprising marine life.
Visitors to our shores include dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, Atlantic grey seals and leatherback turtles. Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion are seen as an area of international importance for bottle nosed dolphins, and New Quay in Cardigan Bay has the only summer residence of bottle nosed dolphins in the UK.
The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the whole of the UK to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956.