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Encyclopedia > Cardiff (district)
Cardiff district
Status City
HQ Cardiff
Created 1974
Abolished 1996
Succeeded by Cardiff city and county
1971 population 230,046
2008 population 490,040 (estimate)

The Cardiff district was one of the two local government districts of South Glamorgan in Wales from 1974 to 1996. For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... This article is about the country. ...

The district comprised the county borough of Cardiff and several surrounding parishes. Letters patent continuing the city status of the county borough were granted on April 1, 1974.[1] The district was therefore styled the City of Cardiff. County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... Letters Patent by Queen Victoria creating the office of Governor-General of Australia Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of an open letter issued by a monarch or government granting an office, a right, monopoly, title, or status to someone or some entity such as... Cathedral city redirects here. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...

The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972, from the county borough of Cardiff, the parishes of Lisvane, Llanedeyrn, Radyr, St. Fagans and Tongwynlais from the Cardiff rural district in the administrative county of Glamorgan and the parish of St Mellons from the Magor and St Mellons Rural District in the administrative county of Monmouthshire.[2] The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Lisvane (Welsh Llys-faen llys yard + maen stone) is a village in the county of Cardiff, Wales. ... Llanedeyrn is a district of the city of Cardiff, Wales. ... Radyr and Morganstown electoral ward in Cardiff Radyr (strictly Radyr and Morganstown) is an outer suburb of the city of Cardiff, Wales. ... The Main House at St Fagans 2004 The Gardens at St Fagans St Fagans (Welsh Sain Ffagan) is a village to the west of the city of Cardiff, Wales in Glamorgan county. ... Tongwynlais is a large village in South Wales. ... In local government on the British Isles, a rural district was a predominantly rural area used for local government. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... Glamorgan or Glamorganshire (Welsh: ) is one of thirteen historic counties and former administrative counties of Wales. ... St Mellons (Welsh: ) is a district of the city of Cardiff, Wales. ... Magor and St Mellons Rural District was created on 1 April 1935 from Magor Rural District and St Mellons Rural District in the administrative county of Monmouthshire. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: ) is both a historic county and principal area in south-east Wales. ...

The district was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, when it was reconstituted along with Pentyrch as the unitary authority of the city and county of Cardiff. The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (1994 c. ... Pentyrch is situated about seven miles north west of Cardiff the capital city of Wales. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

Lately Cardiffians have been warned to stay vigiliant and aware after potential terrorism acts in the city. Its been named as a major terrorist threat. South Wales Police have named landmarks such as the Millenium Stadium which can hold hundreds of thosands people in a concert and around 80,000 people in a rugby match, if such attack happend it would be an unpresidented scale. The other major landmark at threat are the Millenium Centre and the Shopping Malls. Public Transport is also a threat. The planned tallest skyscrapers in Wales in Cardiff Bay have to be terrorist proof. This was announced on Red Dragon FM on July 7th, 2008, 3 years after London was attacked killing dozens of people. Millennium Stadium The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) in Cardiff is the national stadium of Wales, used primarily for rugby union and football. ...


  1. ^ London Gazette:issue 46255, 4 April 1974
  2. ^ Local Government Act 1972, schedule 4, part II



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