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".[1] Since 1999, Cardiff has been the location of the National Assembly for Wales.[2]

In the past, other places have been regarded as the Welsh capital, including

The ecclesiastical capital of Wales is St Davids, the resting place of the country's patron saint, Saint David.

The National Library of Wales is located in Aberystwyth.[5]


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  4. ^ Carradice, Phil. "The Council of Wales and the Marches". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "About NLW". National Library of Wales. Retrieved 21 December 2013.