Extreme points of Wales

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This is a list of the extreme points and extreme elevations in Wales.

Wales[edit]

Middle Mouse (Ynys Badrig) as seen from Anglesey (Ynys Mon)

Wales (mainland)[edit]

Chepstow showing border

Centre point[edit]

The centre point of Wales is dependent on whether only the mainland is used for calculation or outlying islands as well.

One centre point is calculated to be near Cwmystwyth, Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion (52°19′48.791″N 3°45′59.072″W / 52.33021972°N 3.76640889°W / 52.33021972; -3.76640889 (Centre of Wales); grid reference SN7972871704)[1]

Elevation extremes[edit]

Yr Wyddfa seen from Llyn Llydaw

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level - see rivers and lakes below.

Rivers and lakes[edit]

The largest natural lake in Wales is Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Llangorse Lake is second largest.

This is a table of the longest rivers in Wales.[2] Rivers only partly in Wales are included in this table in italics.

River Length
(miles)
(km)
1 River Severn 220 354
2 River Wye 135 215
3 River Dee 70 112
4 River Towy 68 109
5 River Usk 56 90
6 River Teifi 50 80
7 River Taff 40 64

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saving the centre of Wales". BBC. 2002-10-24. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911. "Wales"