Wales

geographical name
\ ˈwālz How to pronounce Wales (audio) \
variants: or Welsh Cymru \ ˈkəm-​ˌrē How to pronounce Wales (audio) \ or Medieval Latin Cambria \ ˈkam-​brē-​ə How to pronounce Wales (audio) \

Definition of Wales

country in southwestern Great Britain, a division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland bordering on the Irish Sea, Saint George's Channel, and the Celtic Sea; capital Cardiff area 8016 square miles (20,761 square kilometers), population 3,063,456

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“Wales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wales. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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