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the capital and largest city of Wales
The capital city of Wales
Etymology: From caer + Taf = fortified city on the River Taff
Cardiff (; Welsh: Caerdydd [kairˈdiːð, kaːɨrˈdɨːð] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of Wales. Cardiff had a population of 481,000 in 2021, forms a principal area officially known as the City and County of Cardiff (Welsh: Dinas a Sir Caerdydd), and the city is the eleventh-largest in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Wales and in the Cardiff Capital Region, Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan and in 1974–1996 of South Glamorgan. It belongs to the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. A small town until the early 19th century, its prominence as a port for coal when mining began in the region helped its expansion. In 1905, it was ranked as a city and in 1955 proclaimed capital of Wales. Cardiff Built-up Area covers a larger area outside the county boundary, including the towns of Dinas Powys and Penarth. Cardiff is the main commercial centre of Wales as well as the base for the Senedd. At the 2021 census, the unitary authority area population was put at 362,400. The population of the wider urban area in 2011 was 479,000. In 2011, it ranked sixth in the world in a National Geographic magazine list of alternative tourist destinations. It is the most popular destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017.Cardiff is a major centre for television and film production (such as Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sherlock) and is the Welsh base for the main national broadcasters. Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building (home to the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament) and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. Work continues at Cardiff Bay and in the centre, on projects such as Cardiff International Sports Village, BBC drama village, and a new business district.
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. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 18.3 million visitors in 2010. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations. The city of Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of 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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
county town of Glamorganshire, S. Wales, on the river Taff, the sea outlet for the mineral wealth and products of the district, a town that has risen more rapidly than any other in the kingdom, having had at the beginning of the century only 2000 inhabitants; it has a university, a number of churches, few of them belonging to the Church of England, and has also three daily papers.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A seaport and county town of Wales, in Glamorganshire. Cardiff is an ancient place, and is surrounded by walls, in which were four gates. Its castle, once large and strongly fortified, was erected about the year 1079. Robert, duke of Normandy, was confined in it for 28 years after the battle of Tinchebria. This fortress was afterwards taken and partially destroyed by Cromwell.
Etymology and Origins
From Caer Taff, the fort on the Taff.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cardiff is ranked #42455 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cardiff surname appeared 511 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cardiff.
93.1% or 476 total occurrences were White.
2.9% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.9% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Cardiff' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4783
The numerical value of Cardiff in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Cardiff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Cardiff in a Sentence
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Thank you for attending our show tonight in Dublin, we will see you in Cardiff and hopefully the vocals and sound will be much, much better... Pfft.
This fireball likely dropped a small number of meteorites in the Bancroft area, specifically near the small town of Cardiff. We suspect meteorites made it to the ground because the fireball ended very low in the atmosphere just to the west of Bancroft and slowed down significantly. This is a good indicator that material survived.
After much digging, we were able to make out the date, the coordinates, the ship’s name and direction of the voyage (Cardiff in Wales to Makassar in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia), it was clearly very exciting but we needed a lot more information. We wanted to know if what we had found was historically significant or a very inventive hoax.
It was perhaps inevitable that Reyaad Khan would die in violent circumstances given the choice he made to leave his home and parents in Cardiff and travel to Syria to join ISIL, there are however many questions that the government needs to answer about the nature of the threat they say that he posed to Britain which they have used to justify this unprecedented action.
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