As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a celebrated tourist spot, attracting millions of visitors every year to explore its Roman ruins and its impressive medieval castles.
Cardiff is the driving engine behind the Welsh economy, with much of its wealth coming directly from cities trade. Traditionally, coal played a big part in the Welsh capitals industry with products from the Cardiff docks being shipped internationally and made the Tiger Bay ports among the busiest in the world.
Cardiff features some of the top sporting arenas in the country such as the 74,000 seater millennium stadium which is home to the Welsh Rugby Union and the Welsh Football Association. Swimming and athletics are also popular in the city. Despite Cardiff's attraction with tourists, it has a crime rate 70% higher than the rest of the country.