December 01, 2021 2 min read

Where is Wales Located?

Wales is a separate country and part of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. To the east of Wales is the land border with England. All other parts of Wales are surrounded by seas; the Irish Sea to the west and north and by the Bristol Channel to the south. Wales uses the name Mor Hafren for the Bristol Channels and the Celtic Sea for the Irish Seas.

Size of Wales

How big is Wales? Wales is an area of  approx. 8,100 square miles and 21,000 square kilometres. In the 'language' of Wales, the size is similar to approx. 2 million rugby pitches. Similar sized countries of the world are Fiji, Israel, Slovenia, Belize and a little larger Belgium.

Wales Population

The usually resident population of Wales was 3.1 million in 2011 census, a five per cent increase since 2001. At 3.1 million people. the population of Wales was 4.8% of the UK population. Nearly one in five (18 per cent, 563,000) of residents were aged 65 or over. The population in 2021 was nearer to 3.2 million.

Wales' Capital City

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, located in south Wales, it is the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. There are six cities in Wales and their populations are;

  • Cardiff (Caerdydd), 363,000
  • Swansea (Abertawe), 245,000
  • Newport (Casnewydd), 151,500
  • Bangor, 18,000
  • St. Aspah (Llanelwy), 3,500
  • St David's (Ty Ddewi), the smallest city in the UK 1,840

Featured Blankets 

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About FelinFach

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products, all available in our yarn store and shop. We also offer Welsh tartansSheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few! Lastly, craft courses on hand dyeing with 100% natural dyes in the purpose designed FelinFach Dye Studio. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool, All Things Wales and Global Welsh.

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