Capital of Wales
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The current capital of Wales is Cardiff, which was first referred to as such in 1955, when Gwilym Lloyd-George, then Minister for Welsh Affairs commented in a Parliamentary written answer that "no formal measures are necessary to give effect to this decision". Since 1999, Cardiff has been the location of the National Assembly for Wales.
In the past, other places have been regarded as the Welsh capital, including
- Strata Florida, the Cistercian abbey where Llywelyn the Great held council in 1238.
- Machynlleth, where Owain Glyndŵr held a parliament in 1404.
- Ludlow, England, seat of the Council of Wales and the Marches from 1473 to 1689.
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