Place:Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

TypeCity, Borough (county)
Coordinates51.483°N 3.183°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Cardiff (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoKibbor Hundred, Glamorgan, WalesHundred in which the parish was located
Cardiff St. John and St. Mary, Glamorgan, Walesecclesiastical parish covering the original city
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The city of Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan (and later South Glamorgan). Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. A small town until the early 19th century, its prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region contributed to its rise as a major city.

Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s, Cardiff has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. Current developments include the continuation of the redevelopment of the Cardiff Bay and city centre areas with projects such as the Cardiff International Sports Village and a new business district in the city centre.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cardiff.

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