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Key Facts

  • Population: 3 million.
  • Devolved Government with a First Minister, Cabinet and elected Assembly.
  • Cardiff, the capital of Wales is just two hours on the train from London, which will be cut to 1hr 40m from 2018.
  • Wales has a diverse geography and offers a great work-life balance.
  • Wales has three National Parks which cover 20% of the country's land mass and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Wales has its own language and distinctive culture.
  • Wales is well served by its 8 universities, some of which rank in the top 8% of UK league tables for many subjects.
  • Businesses that come to Wales will have easy access to the UK market, with its population of 65 million people.
  • Finance Wales offers equity, mezzanine and loan investment of up to £2 million and coordinates a business angel funding network.

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