South Wales Quick Facts & Figures

Map of South Wales
South Wales Map – Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database rights 2010

South Wales is located in southern Wales including South East and South Wales, prominent cities and towns in the area include Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. South Wales is home to the majority of Wales’s population and includes its largest city and settlements.

South Wales has long been a favourite holiday destination, miles of scenic coastline and award winning beaches, charming small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic Welsh countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Gower Peninsula (AONB), Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley (ANOB) Cardiff Castle and Oxwich Bay Beach. There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year

South Wales Quick Facts

Population: 2,119,718

Region: South East Wales and South West Wales.

Area total: 7,621 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 029 (Cardiff), 01792 (Swansea), 01633 (Newport).

Postcode Area CF (Cardiff), SA (Swansea), NP (Newport).

Closest Airports: Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

Local Food: Crempog (pancakes), Cawl (one pot meal), Bara Brith, Teisen Lap (cake), Bara Planc (Bakestone Bread), Artisan Cheeses and locally brewed beers and wines..

Nearest Towns & Cities: Cardiff, Swansea, Milford Haven, Newport, Pembroke, Tenby, Barry and Merthyr Tydfil.

Famous Attractions: Gower Peninsula (AONB), Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley (ANOB) Cardiff Castle and Oxwich Bay Beach.

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