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Wales profile - Facts

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  • Status: Semi-autonomous part of United Kingdom
  • Population: 3.06 million (2011 census)
  • Capital: Cardiff
  • Area: 20,779 sq km (8,022 sq miles)
  • Languages: English, Welsh
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
  • Main exports: Sheet metal, auto parts, electronics