Capital of Wales

Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales. It forms a principal area, officially known as the City and County of Cardiff, 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.

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Cardiff captain Josh Turnbull says "not a lot going right with rugby in Wales at the moment" as performances drop and players fear for their futures.
2 days ago • BBC Sport

Josh Macleod's first cap was a rare feelgood story to emerge for Wales as Georgia defeat took centre stage in Cardiff.
3 days ago • BBC Sport
Georgia believe victories over Italy and now Wales in Cardiff should pave the way for entry to the Six Nations.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
Georgia produce the finest day of their history with a shock win over woeful Wales in Cardiff.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 week ago

Georgia arrive in Cardiff this weekend with Wales expecting captain Justin Tipuric to be fit despite missing the final team training session.
1 week ago • BBC Sport

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