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Cambrian Mountains

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.

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