Cardiff is a European capital, as it probably only exists once: neither is the city particularly large – everything can be walked in about 15 minutes – nor historically particularly significant, nor blessed with world-famous sights. And yet you just have to like Cardiff.
The Welsh accept the city for what it is: a city that has a very good infrastructure and was therefore named the capital of Wales, Prifddinas Cymru, as it is called in Welsh, in 1955. The Welsh are still committed to this extremely pragmatic decision today – even though the port, which was once the largest and most important coal port in the world, has now lost its importance.
Where is Cardiff in which country?
The youngest capital of Europe: this is what Cardiff, or, as the Welsh call the city at the mouth of the River Severn, Caerdydd, has been called since 1955. Because 50 years ago, Queen Elizabeth II of England appointed the port city in the south of the country as the capital of Wales. At first, the knighthood had hardly any political consequences, but now something is happening: after all, the newly founded National Assembly of Wales has been meeting in the city since 1999 – the first democratic institution in the country for 600 years.
Is Cardiff Wales or England?
What part of England is Cardiff?
Is Cardiff in England or Scotland?