Cambrian Mountains (kămˈbrēən) [key], rugged upland plateau occupying most of Wales; Aran Fawddwy (2,970 ft/905 m) is the highest point in the mountains. The area has deep lakes and is cut by numerous river valleys; the Wye and Severn rivers rise there. Sheep grazing is the principal economic activity.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Cambrian Mountains from Fact Monster:
- Wales - Information on Wales — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities.
- United Kingdom - Information on United Kingdom — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
- 2006 Geography Bee - 2006 Geography Bee
- Encyclopedia: British and Irish Physical Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning British and Irish Physical Geography.