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Cardiff

CardiffCardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales. Located on the south coast of the country it is administered as a unitary authority. It is in the historic county of Glamorgan and is recognised as one of the more appealing cities in the UK.

It was a small town until the early nineteenth century and came to prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region. It eventually grew to become the largest city in Wales and serves as a major centre of culture, sport and history in the United Kingdom.

Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed capital of Wales in 1955. Today, it is the 14th largest city in the United Kingdom. Cardiff Urban Area includes most of the city, along with the adjoining settlements of Dinas Powys, Penarth and Radyr, and is the 21st largest urban area in the UK.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the  Wikipedia article "Cardiff". You can explore more on the Wikipedia website. The text and the images are used here only for educational purposes.

 

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1. Cardiff is the capital of Scotland.
True.
False.
We don't know.

2. Cardiff is a small town.
True.
False.
We don't know.

3. It has been the capital city since...
1905.
1955.
We don't know.

4. Cardiff is now the largest city in the United Kingdom.
True.
False.
We don't know.

5. Radyr is a city in England.
True.
False.
We don't know.

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Granny Smith Granny Smith is a variety of green apples. The name was taken from the Australian gardener Maria Ann Smith, also known as Granny Smith. She was the one who first grew the apple in Sydney in the 1860s.

Descubre el origen de las palabras en The Story behind the Words

 

Vocabulary
¿Sabes cuál es la diferencia entre los verbos speak, talk, say y tell? ¿Cuándo se utiliza cada uno? Aprende a usarlos correctamente en Which one?.

 

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