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LC control no.n 80014574
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingWales
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Geographic subdivision usageWales
See alsoEngland and Wales
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Biography/History noteIn 1536 Wales was united with England to form England and Wales. In 1707 Scotland was united with England and Wales to form Great Britain. Subsequent to a referendum held in 1998, devolution into an autonomous entity within the United Kingdom became effective 1 July 1999 with the state opening of the Welsh National Assembly in Cardiff by Queen Elizabeth II.
Special noteHeading for Wales valid as a jurisdiction before 1536 and after 1 July 1999 only. Use "(Wales)" as qualifier for places ( and for non-governmental bodies ( for all time periods.
Found inEnc. Brit. (Wales; Welsh name Cymru)
Geographic area codee-uk-wl
Invalid LCCNsh 85144877