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Cardiff

the capital and largest city of Wales, and the 10th largest city in the United Kingdom

Cardiff Coat of Arms

location of Cardiff

Population (2013 est) 346,000

City Status Granted October 28, 1905
Proclaimed as Capital December 20, 1955

Administered As a unitary authority
Welsh Assembly Representation
4 seats
United Kingdom Parliamentary Representation 4 seats

Local Government 75-member Cardiff City Council
Police Force
South Wales Police
Fire Service South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
Ambulance Service Welsh Ambulance Service
Hospitals 7

Postal Districts CF1-CF24; CF99
Dialing Code 029
Vehicle Code CA-CO

Principal Industries government services, financial services, education, health, tourism, shipping
Highways M4 motorway, A48 motorway, A470
Bus Service Cardiff Bus
Train Service Valley Lines (8 lines, 22 stations)
Airport Cardiff International Airport (CWL)

State Primary Schools 83
State Secondary Schools 20
Institutions of Higher Education
Cardiff University, University of Wales Institute, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, University of Glamorgan, Coleg Glan Hafren, St. David's College

Sites and Attractions of Interest BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, Castell Coch, Cathays Park, Coal Exchange, National Assembly for Wales, National Museum and Gallery, New Theatre, St. David's Hall, Techniquest, Wales Millennium Center, Welsh National Opera

Professional Sports Teams cricket--Glamorgan CCC; football--Cardiff Bluebirds; ice hockey--Cardiff Devils; rugby--Cardiff Blues

Cardiff City Hall is situated among Cathays Park's numerous green spaces
Cardiff City Hall is situated among Cathays Park's numerous green spaces

Notable Cardiffians Dannie Abse, Leo Abse, Wilfred Abse, Shirley Bassey, Craig Bellamy, Jeremy Bowen, Dave Burns, Charlotte Church, Gillian Clarke, Roald Dahl, Dave Edmunds (rock musician), Ken Follett, Ryan Giggs, Ioan Gruffudd, Frank Hennessy, Owain Arwel Hughes, John Humphrys, Colin Jackson, Greville Janner, William Goscombe John, Bobi Jones, Griff Rhys Jones, John Kay, Rob Lacey, Donna Lewis, Richard Marquand, Lorna Morgan, Rhodri Morgan, Terry Nation, Ivor Novello, Pino Palladino, Paul Radmilovic, Edward V. Robertson, Jon Ronson, Bernice Rubens, Howard Spring, Clive Sullivan, Shakin' Stevens, R.S. Thomas, John Toshack, Toy Mic Trevor, Terry Yorath

Cardiff Council www.cardiff.gov.uk

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