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The Data Wales Maps Page.

These maps were drawn to help our American visitors who might be engaged in researching their roots. The maps are not highly detailed, they were designed to download quickly and to answer the needs of a typical visitor. This isn't the Ordnance Survey!
If you've just arrived here, you might like to know that we have notes on various aspects of the history of Wales, its ancient landmarks and historical figures. You can search the site from our index page

All maps within this site are copyright (1995-2004) of Data Wales. 
Llanfair-pwll-gwyngyll-gogerych wyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch
Yes, the longest place name is Welsh! Llanfair PG is near Bangor in North Wales. Apparently, the name was  devised by a local tailor in the 1880's. He added to the original first 5 syllables in an attempt to put this very small town on the map (seems to have worked).  The name means "St. Mary's Church in a hollow - white hazels - near to the rapid whirlpool - St. Tysil's Church - red cave."
 

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