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Isle of Anglesey and Caernarfon Bay, Wales

53.2N 4.3W

November 20th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

United Kingdom - November 8th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Anglesey (above), also known by its Welsh name Ynys Môn, an island and, as Isle of Anglesey, a county off the north west coast of Wales. With an area of 720 square kilometres (278 sq mi), Anglesey is the largest Welsh island, the sixth largest surrounding the island of Great Britain, and the largest island in the Irish Sea ahead of the Isle of Man.

Visible below is Caernarfon Bay (occasionally Caernarvon Bay), an inlet of the Irish Sea defined by the Llŷn peninsula and Anglesey. The gentle coastline surrounding it is home to villages including Nefyn, Trefor, and Clynnog Fawr on the mainland, and Aberffraw, Llanddwyn and Rhosneigr on Anglesey. The Menai Strait heads north east to link the bay to Conwy Bay.

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