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How Well Do You Know Wales?

Do you know your cities, counties, and castles?

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  1. 1. Which county is highlighted in red?

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    Bridgend
    Cardiff
    Vale of Glamorgan
  2. 2. What's the largest mountain in Wales outside of Snowdonia?

    Cadair Berwyn
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    Cadair Berwyn
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    Sugar Loaf
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    Sugar Loaf
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    Pen Y Fan
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    Pen Y Fan
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pen Y Fan stands at 886 metres, 199 metres shorter than Wales' highest mountain, Snowdon.

  3. 3. What's the longest river flowing entirely through Wales?

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    River Usk
    River Tywi
    River Teifi
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The River Tywi runs 121 kilometres (75 miles), starting in Mid Wales and running south to the sea near Carmarthen.

  4. 4. Which of the following is furthest North?

    Wrexham
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    Wrexham
    Rhyl
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    Rhyl
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    Bangor
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    Bangor
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct order from north to south is: Rhyl, Bangor, Wrexham.

  5. 5. Where would you find this castle?

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    Conwy
    Caernarfon
    Pembroke
  6. 6. Which town holds the record for the lowest temperature ever recorded in Wales?

    Corwen, Denbighshire
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    Corwen, Denbighshire
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    Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
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    Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
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    Amlwch, Anglesey
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    Amlwch, Anglesey
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The coldest temperature recorded in Wales was -22.7°C in Corwen, Denbighshire on 13 December 1981.

  7. 7. What is Wales' rainiest city?

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    Swansea
    St Asaph
    Cardiff
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Not only is Cardiff officially the wettest city in Wales, it's also the UK's wettest city according to the Met Office, receiving an average of 115cm of rain every year. Go Wales!

  8. 8. Which has the bigger population?

    Barry
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    Barry
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    Bridgend
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    Bridgend
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Barry has a population of 54,673, whereas Bridgend is home to 46,757.

  9. 9. Which county does this flag belong to?

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    Monmouthshire
    Flintshire
    Pembrokeshire
  10. 10. Which is the largest Welsh county by area?

    Gwynedd
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    Gwynedd
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    Powys
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    Powys
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    Carmarthenshire
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    Carmarthenshire
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Measuring an enormous 5,196km², Powys is over twice the size of Wales' second largest county, Gwynedd. Gwynedd measures 2,548km² and Carmarthenshire, Wales' third largest county, measures 2,395km².

  11. 11. Where is this pier located?

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    Aberystwyth
    Mumbles
    Llandudno
  12. 12. Which of these cities has the smallest population?

    St Asaph
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    St Asaph
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    St Davids is the UK's smallest capital city with a tiny population of 1,841. Unsurprisingly, with only only 3,355 residents, St Asaph is Britain's second smallest city. Another record for Wales!

  13. 13. Which of these is NOT a real place name?

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    Twatt-y-Felin
    Cockshead
    Penisarwaen
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cockshead is a small village in Ceredigion and Penisarwaen is a village located in Gwynedd.

  14. 14. Which of these counties does not have a coastline?

    Carmarthenshire
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    Carmarthenshire
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    Denbighshire
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    Denbighshire
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    Blaenau Gwent
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    Blaenau Gwent
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  15. 15. Which of these is the correct name for the village with the longest place name in Europe?

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    Llanfair­pwllgwyngyr­gogery­ddyn­drobwffllan­tysiliogogo­goch
    Llanfair­pwllgwyngyddyr­gogerywyn­drosbwll­llan­silio­gogo­goch
    Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch
    Correct!
    Wrong!
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How Well Do You Know Wales?

Not the best.

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Pretty good!

You know your stuff when it comes to the land of the dragon. Well played.

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AMAZING!

You definitely know your way around wales better than most. Da iawn!

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