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Friday, April 15, 2011

Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd), the Welsh capital, with a population of around 336,000 people, is the administrative, economic and cultural centre of Wales.

Cardiff, Wales, UK


Cardiff is situated in the south east of Wales on the River Taff, close to the Bristol Channel. The easy access of the town to the sea and the adjacent coalfields of south Wales underlined the city's growth and prosperity, as it's dock area Tiger Bay became the largest coal port in the world around the turn of the 20th century.

National Museum Cardiff

Cardiff has enjoyed something of a renaissance of late after the slump of the 1970s and 1980s caused by the contraction in the mining industry. The city is now a major center for tourism, education, finance and media and the construction of such landmark buildngs as the Millennium Stadium and the National Assembly of Wales (Senedd) have given the city a new confidence and international standing.

Cardiff City Hall

The city's many attractions include the impressive National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff City HallCardiff Castle, Clock Tower and Castle Apartments.


Cardiff Map

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