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Did you know that Bala Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales and is home to a white fish called the Gwyniad - found nowhere else on the planet? Its ancestors were trapped in the waters there at the end of the last Ice Age.

Did you know that in 1865 153 colonists (mainly from Bala) left wales and set up Patagonia in Argentina. There were two aims escaping the economic slump and creating a haven for Welsh culture. The community is still going strong today, with perhaps 5000 descendents of those and later settlers able to speak Welsh; Welsh folk-customs and foods likewise thrive.

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