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Cardiff RD, Glamorgan, Wales


Notes: Cardiff is a city and the capital of Wales. It is theUnited Kingdom's eleventh-largest city. As Wales' chiefcommercial centre, Cardiff is the base for the Senedd Cymru– Welsh Parliament, most national cultural institutions andWelsh media. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority areapopulation was estimated to be 346,090 and the wider urbanarea 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre andthe most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixthin the world in National Geographic's alternative touristdestinations.[7]

Cardiff is the county town of the historic county ofGlamorgan, and in 1974, South Glamorgan. Cardiff is part ofthe Eurocities network of the largest European cities.[8] Asmall town until the early 19th century, its prominence asa major port for the transport of coal following thearrival of industry in the region contributed to its riseas a major city. In 1905, Cardiff was made a city andproclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. In the 2011Census, the population was 346,090. The Cardiff Built-upArea covers a slightly larger area outside the countyboundary and includes the towns of Dinas Powys and Penarth.


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