Completed in 1808 by the renowned civil engineer Thomas Telford, the Horseshoe Falls is a man-made weir designed to draw water from the River Dee into the Llangollen canal. The 140 metre-long structure gets its name from its distinctive shape.
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.