30 Facts About Cardiff City Centre

1. Cardiff City Centre has a whole lot of history and culture propping it up.

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2. Cardiff City Centre is well known for its musicians, such as Ivor Novello, after whom the Ivor Novello Awards are named.

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3. Cardiff City Centre has a long association with boxing, from 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll—born in Cardiff in 1880—to more recent, high-profile fights staged in the city.

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4. Cardiff City Centre hosted eight football matches of the London 2012 Olympics.

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5. In 2009, Cardiff City Centre hosted the first Ashes cricket test, between England and Australia, to be held in Wales.

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6. Cardiff City Centre is the Welsh base for the main national broadcasters.

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7. Cardiff City Centre has a strong nightlife and is home to many bars, pubs and clubs.

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8. Cardiff City Centre is unique in Wales in having two permanent stone circles used by the Gorsedd of Bards during Eisteddfodau.

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9. Cardiff City Centre hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1883, 1899, 1938, 1960, 1978 and 2008.

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10. Cardiff City Centre was a finalist in the European Capital of Culture 2008.

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11. Cardiff City Centre has many landmark buildings such as the Principality Stadium, Pierhead Building the Welsh National Museum and the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales.

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12. Cardiff City Centre has 3 state nursery schools, 98 state primary schools (two bilingual, fifteen Welsh medium), and 19 state secondary schools (three Welsh medium).

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13. Majority of Cardiff City Centre's shopping portfolio is in the city centre around Queen Street and St Mary Street, with large suburban retail parks located in Cardiff Bay, Culverhouse Cross, Leckwith, Newport Road and Pontprennau, together with markets in the city centre and Splott.

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14. Cardiff City Centre has several regeneration projects such as the St David's 2 Centre and surrounding areas of the city centre, and the £1.4 billion International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay which played a part in the London 2012 Olympics.

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15. Cardiff City Centre is home to the Welsh media and a large media sector with BBC Wales, S4C and ITV Wales all having studios in the city.

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16. Cardiff City Centre has one of the longest-established Muslim populations in the UK, started by Yemeni sailors who settled in the city during the 19th century.

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17. Cardiff City Centre has a chequered linguistic history with Welsh, English, Latin, Norse and Norman French preponderant at different times.

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18. Cardiff City Centre is situated near the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, stretching westward from Penarth and Barry—commuter towns of Cardiff—with striped yellow-blue Jurassic limestone cliffs.

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19. Cardiff City Centre was recognised as the capital city of Wales on 20 December 1955, by a written reply by the Home Secretary Gwilym Lloyd George.

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20. Cardiff City Centre faced a challenge in the 1880s when David Davies of Llandinam and the Barry Railway Company promoted the development of rival docks at Barry.

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21. Cardiff City Centre is part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities.

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22. Cardiff City Centre is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan.

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23. Cardiff City Centre has more green spaces per person than any other UK core city.

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24. Cardiff City Centre was the first Fair Trade capital in the world.

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25. Cardiff City Centre is the capital of Wales and the UK's 11th largest city.

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26. Cardiff City Centre have often depended on long balls being launched into the box.

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27. Cardiff City Centre Blues are pinged for going offside in the midfield.

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28. Cardiff City Centre Blues had their moments but never really fired enough shots as they were muscled out of the game.

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29. Cardiff City Centre boss Neil Warnock: "I just wish we could go in front now and then, somebody told me we've only been in front 94 minutes this season.

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30. Cardiff City Centre have been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions by sides from outside the top flight this season, with Norwich City knocking them out of the Carabao Cup.

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