Cardiff is located on the northern shores of the Brussels Gulf. ×The Taffe and Elie Rivers flow through the formerly barren plain, where Cairdiff now lies, and the Rimini River, which flows into the Pristine Gulf, and the Rimini, which flows into the Gulf of Brussels.
The name Cairdiff is an English adaptation of the Welsh «Kairdydydd». The word Kair is crust, but there are disputes about the word Kairdidid. It may mean «day» or it may be a renaming of the river Òàô. Other versions link «dieder» to the Roman Procurator of these lands, Avalon Diedeulus Gaul.
The territory of Cardiff contains traces of a neolithic culture. By the 1st century there were Silurians who were subordinated to the Romans. They built four fortresses on the banks of the River Taaf, and left behind them rich roads. Until the 11th century, Cairdiff was part of the Kieltian kingdom of Gwent. William the Prince of Wales made a claim on the South of Æulys in 1081. At the same time a castle was laid on the ruins of the Roman fort, first in wood, but rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. Around the castle, the village was formed, which became a city in the 11th century. By the 13th century, Cardiff was the richest city in the Wallis marque – its port had an impact. In 1404, Cairdiff ruined Óåéín Gálídur, the national hero of Óåélles, during the Antinational Guinevere Rebellion. The city fully recovered and rebuilt itself a century later. From 1542, Cardiff was granted the rights of a city. Until the early 20th century, Cardiff had a developed infrastructure, a steel plant, a trading port was among the leaders in shipping coal, and the city surpassed all the cities of Wallonia in population. Since 1955, Càrdiff – the capital of Wales.
The main feature of the Welsh capital is the castle, built in 1091, which became a landmark of Càrdiff. To this day, the walls of the building are still full of the fiery cladding. The popular Commemoration (1970s) – an open-air ethnographic museum that recreates a single 14th-century village that was once here. Other interesting sites – the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Cathedral of Llanndaff, the castle of Koch, the National Museum (1912) and the Art Center. The monumental monument is the Millennium Stadium (1999), where the 2001-06 FA Cup finals were held.
- Air quality: 34 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 340,000 people
- GDP: $40,249 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 25 Mbps
- Best wireless: Three
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: At restaurants in the UK a tip of around 10% is expected if you order at your table. A ‘service charge’ or ‘optional charge’ may be included so check your bill. If there is a service charge, don’t tip extra. If there is a service charge you may like to ensure that it goes to the waiter or waitress.
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: FoundersHub
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best short-haul air carrier: Ryanair
- Best intl air carrier: British Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $3000
- Monthly costs for family: $4300
- Monthly costs for local: $1200
- Meal: $17
- Small Cola: $3
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $3
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