Cardiff stad i Wales med operahus

Cardiff

Cardiff stad i Wales med operahus

Cardiff är huvudstaden och den största staden i Wales. Cardiff är även en av Wales kommuner, och har status som city. Cardiff ligger på den walesiska sydkusten

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Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.  The city is the country’s 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 area’s mid-2011 population was estimated to be 346,100, while the population of the Larger Urban Zone was estimated at 861,400 in 2009. C is part of the Cardiff and south Wales valleys metropolitan area of about 1,100,000 people. C is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 18.3 million visitors in 2010.  In 2011, C was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic’s alternative tourist destinations.

The city of C is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan (and later South Glamorgan). C is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities.  The C Urban Area covers a slightly larger area outside 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.

C was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s, C has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay 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 Cardiff International Sports Village, a BBC drama village,  and a new business district in the city centre.

Sporting venues in the city include the Millennium Stadium (the national stadium for the Wales national rugby union team), SWALEC Stadium (the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club), Cardiff City Stadium (the home of Cardiff City football team), Cardiff International Sports Stadium (the home of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club) and Cardiff Arms Park (the home of Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC rugby union teams). The city was awarded with the European City of Sport in 2009 due to its role in hosting major international sporting events. Again Cardiff was the European City of Sport in 2014.  The Millennium Stadium hosted 11 football matches as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics, including the games’ opening event and the men’s bronze medal match.

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