Cardiff Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Cardiff in Wales
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The city of Cardiff is located in south east Wales; it is both the capital and largest city in Wales. The city became a major port for the transport of coal during the 19th century and grew with industry becoming a city in 1905. The location of the city means it is located close to Swansea the second largest city in Wales and within 60 miles of English cities Bristol and Bath. The city gained prominence as a major Welsh port city with, however the decline in heavy industries meant the city faced tough times. The city has been subject to a number of regeneration and redevelopment projects in the past few decades and it has emerged with a new found confidence with a bright future.

The city is a mecca for the arts and culture in Wales and among the leading cultural destinations in the UK. The city is well known for historic attractions including Cardiff Castle and has modern attractions too including the Millennium Stadium and the redeveloped Cardiff Bay area that has transformed the area offering visitors with plenty to see and do. Cardiff is both a university city and the administrative, cultural and financial centre for Wales, with locals known as Cardiffians. Cardiff attracts many visitors each year from the UK and internationally offering a range of historic, cultural and contemporary attractions.

Cardiff Quick Facts

Population: 346,100

Region: South West Wales

Area total: 140.3 sq km

Languages: Welsh and English

Demonym: Cardiffian

Dialling Code: 029

Postcode Area CF

Closest Airports: Cardiff International Airport & Bristol Airport.

Football Clubs: Cardiff City Football Club

Local Food: Welsh Cakes, Glamorgan Sausage, Laverbread, Cawl & a wide choice of world foods.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Newport, Port Talbot, Neath and Swansea in Wales. Bath and Bristol in England.

Famous Attractions: Cardiff Castle, Millennium Stadium, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, St Fagans Natural History Museum, National Museum Cardiff, Castell Coch, Norwegian Church and Cardiff Central Library.

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