Ceredigion County Public Records

Ceredigion County in Wales Public Records Office

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The country of Wales is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, on the west the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. In 2011 the population was 3,063,456, and has a total area of 8,023mi. Wales has over 750 mi of coastline. Wales is largely mountainous, with the highest peaks to the north and central areas.

Welsh weather is mostly cloudy much like England, wet and windy. Summers are warm with mild winters. Long summer days and short winter days are a result from Wales’ northern latitudes. The west coast has nearly 17 hours of daylight at its longest days. Daylight at midwinter is just over seven and a half hours.

The Wales people or the Welsh national identity is born from the Celtic Britons after the Romans withdrew from Britain in the 5th century. Wales is considered one of the many modern day Celtic nations. This is a traditional celebration held annually.

Early in the Industrial Revolution, mining development and metallurgical industries reshaped the country from its agricultural industry to an industrial nation. The South Wales coalfield’s created a rapid expansion of the Wales’ population. Two-thirds of the country now lives in south Wales. Many live in or around Cardiff (the capital), as well as Newport and Swansea, also in the surrounding valleys.

In today’s Wales the country’s heavy industries have either gone or are in decline, Wales’ economy now depends on the public sector, such as tourism and the light and service industries,.

Although most people speak English, over 560,000wales speak traditional Welsh language speakers live in Wales, where it is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west.

The Roman occupation of Wales began in AD 48 which took 30 years to complete. The Romans occupation lasted just over 300 years. The Welsh campaigns are the most notable of the Wales during the Roman era, because of the spirited, defense yet unsuccessful. Two of the native tribes are the Silures and the Ordovices. Roman occupation came to an end in the fifth century.

Today Wales is now part of the United Kingdom therefore it shares a close political and social history with the rest of Great Britain.

Below are just a few web sites that can give information on almost any topic of the Welsh people. If you still cannot find the information, there are more sites available.

UK Government Archives
Another UK Government Archives Page

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