Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: List of people from Cardiff, History of Cardiff, Second city of the United Kingdom, Demography ofMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 33. Chapters: List of people from Cardiff, History of Cardiff, Second city of the United Kingdom, Demography of Cardiff, List of places in Cardiff, List of cultural venues in Cardiff, Cardiff North, Cardiff West, Cardiff East, Cardiff South. Excerpt: Cardiff (- Welsh: Welsh pronunciation: ) is the capital, largest city, most populous county of Wales, a major British city and the 10th largest city in the United Kingdom.
The city is Wales chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. The unitary authority areas mid 2010 population was estimated to be 341,054. Cardiff is a significant tourism centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 18.3 million visitors in 2010.
In 2011, Cardiff was ranked 6th in the world in National Geographics alternative tourist destinations. 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. The Cardiff Urban Area covers a slightly larger area outside of the county boundary, and includes the towns of Dinas Powys and Penarth. 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 capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s Cardiff has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay which 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 International Sports Village, ...