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Dinorwic slate quarry - heaps of slate rubble

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The slate that was left over after explosions or the pieces that could just not be used were dumped along the original hillside. Some of those slate rubble hills are up to 100m high and cover the wholes area around the slate quarry. More info on the Dinorwich slate quarry can be found under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinorwic_Quarry

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Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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