Early 20th century postcard of Church Street, in Cardiff - or Caerdydd in Welsh - the capital and largest city of Wales, with just over one million inhabitants, or more than one third of Wales's population, living in the metropolitan area. It is the seat of the National Assembly for Wales and an important business, cultural, sporting and tourism center. The capital of Wales since 1955.
Wales, in northwest Europe part of Great Britain (island country) and UK. One of four parts of United Kingdom (along with England, Scotland & Northern Ireland). Bordered by England to its east & Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Has over 750 miles of coastline. Until 1999, ruled directly from London; first elections to National Assembly of Wales. National game of Wales is Rugby.