This view of the Cynon valley in Wales is from the A4061 or Rhigos mountain road. The original road was constructed by miners to access the local villages, but was rebuilt in later times.
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.