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Cardiff, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
Population (2000): 82
Housing Units (2000): 38
Land area (2000): 0.204350 sq. miles (0.529264 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.204350 sq. miles (0.529264 sq. km)
FIPS code: 12040
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 33.645384 N, 86.932965 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cardiff, AL

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. The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales, with a mid-2011 population estimate of about 1,100,000 people. 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 (and later South Glamorgan). Cardiff is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. The Cardiff Urban Area covers a slightly larger area outside 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.

Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1980s, Cardiff has seen significant development. A new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. Current developments include the continuation of the redevelopment of the Cardiff Bay and city centre areas with projects such as the Cardiff International Sports Village, a BBC drama village, and a new business district in the city centre.

Sporting venues in the city include the Millennium Stadium (the national stadium for the Wales national rugby union team), SWALEC Stadium (the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club), Cardiff City Stadium (the home of Cardiff City football team), Cardiff International Sports Stadium (the home of Cardiff Amateur Athletic Club) and Cardiff Arms Park (the home of Cardiff Blues and Cardiff RFC rugby union teams). The city was awarded the title of European City of Sport twice, due to its role in hosting major international sporting events: first in 2009 and again in 2014. The Millennium Stadium hosted 11 football matches as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics, including the games' opening event and the men's bronze medal match.

Cardiff (disambiguation)

Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales.

  • Cardiff (district), local government district 1974–96
  • Cardiff (UK Parliament constituency)
  • Cardiff dialect
  • Cardiff South East (UK Parliament constituency)
  • Cardiff Central (disambiguation), various places and constituencies
  • Cardiff East (disambiguation), various places and constituencies
  • Cardiff North (disambiguation), various places and constituencies
  • Cardiff South (disambiguation), various places and constituencies
  • Cardiff West (disambiguation), various places and constituencies
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff City F.C., Cardiff's football club
  • Cardiff Blues, Cardiff's rugby union club
  • Cardiff Demons, Cardiff's rugby league club
  • Cardiff Devils, Cardiff's ice hockey club

Cardiff can also refer to:

Cardiff (UK Parliament constituency)

Cardiff was a parliamentary constituency centred on the town of Cardiff in South Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons from 1542 until it was abolished for the 1918 general election.

Cardiff (surname)

Cardiff is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Craig Cardiff, Canadian musician
  • Elston Cardiff, Canadian politician
  • Gladys Cardiff, American poet
  • Jack Cardiff (1914-2009), British cinematographer
  • Janet Cardiff, Canadian artist
  • Jim Cardiff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Murray Cardiff (1934–2013), Canadian politician
  • Steve Cardiff, Canadian politician

Usage examples of "cardiff".

Rex Cardiff, the black sheep who squandered his share of a very large family fortune.

Thorne and Cardiff, something else that they might be trying to cover up.

Thorne nor Cardiff had looked their way and it would be better that they should not recall Diane as somebody they had seen, when they came to meet her at the party.

Apparently, Cranston liked to spring surprises and this was really one, Diane gaining Cardiff as an escort.

Since Cardiff was still on the rove, Diane thought it polite to follow along.

Having finished introductions, Cardiff began glancing at place-cards where chairs were still vacant.

Miss Brandom was swishing around the end to reach her side of the table, which was opposite where Cardiff and Diane belonged.

Wrenching her gaze from the glitter, Diane concentrated on a plate of turtle soup, but sidled a nod to Cardiff, between spoonfuls.

With Cardiff, Diane felt sure she could help stop crime if it struck tonight.

Looking over the other guests, Diane naturally thought in terms of pairs, which brought back recollections of Winslow Thorne and Rex Cardiff in conference that afternoon.

Thorne impressed Diane by his self-importance and Cardiff was squared by the fact that he had fulfilled specifications as the man Diane was to meet.

Probably ten minutes had passed before Diane found Cardiff at her elbow.

That satisfied Diane until it was just too late for her to overtake Cardiff again.

Meanwhile, Diane was looking toward a closed window, where a balcony rail showed outside the large pane, hoping that Rex Cardiff was in readiness there.

Still gripping the hand bag, Diane wondered where she was until the door came crashing through, smashed with the same zeal that Cardiff had applied to the window.