Cardiff is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Sturgeon County. It is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of Highway 2, approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Edmonton's city limits. The Town of Morinville is 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) to the west of Cardiff.
Cardiff was the site of the first coal mine in Alberta.
It was named after the prominent coal-mining centre of Cardiff, Wales, due to the large number of coal mines in the area.
Cardiff's coal mines were the scene of violence-ridden strikes in 1922.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-04.
- Edmonton Bulletin, December 19, 1922, p. 5
- Capital Region Board. "Planning Toolkit, Module 5 – Implementation Guidelines for Growth Areas Outside of Priority Growth Areas (PGAs) and Cluster Country Residential Areas (CCRAs)" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-08-30.
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