|What's It Like to Be a Teen in Wales?
What's it like in Llanymddyfri? Or, if you can't pronounce that, try rolling Mynyddislwyn, Llanelly or Llwchwr around on your tongue. No, these aren't tongue twisters. They're the names of towns in Wales, a little country in Europe. Most people do not think of Wales as a separate country, since it is joined to England and is part of the United Kingdom. But although Wales has been politically united with England for hundreds of years, it is a country with its own unique customs, language and personality. Look at a map of the British Isles and you'll find Wales easily. It juts from the western border of England into the Irish Sea. Wales is about 130 miles long and 90 miles wide at its widest point. That makes its area only about 8,000 square miles, which is much smaller than most states in the United States. The population of Wales is just under three million.
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