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Cardiff was declared the capital city of Wales (1955)

Cardiff was declared the capital city of Wales (1955)

The current capital of Wales is Cardiff. Historically, Wales did not have a definite capital. In 1955, the Minister for Welsh Affairs informally proclaimed Cardiff to be the capital of Wales. Since 1964, Cardiff has been home to government offices for Wales, and since 1999 it has been the seat of the Senedd. On 20th December 1955, Gwilym Lloyd-George, then Minister for Welsh Affairs and Home Secretary, proclaimed that Cardiff was the capital of Wales, in a reply to a question from David Llewellyn.

Activity Ideas:

  • Celebrate Wales with our Wales activity book – here
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