Cardiff

Published: 19.01.2011
Updated: 29.11.2011

Cardiff, UK


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Cardiff

is the capital, largest city and most populous county of Wales.

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. According to recent estimates, the population of the unitary authority area is 324,800, while the wider metropolitan area has a population of nearly 1.1 million, more than a third of the total Welsh population.[4] Cardiff is a significant tourism centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 14.6 million visitors in 2009.

Cardiff is home to four major institutions of higher education: Cardiff University, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, University of Glamorgan and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

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