Cardiff is a seaport in southeast Wales, the county seat of Glamorganshire and the capitol city of Wales. It is situated on the Taff River, two miles above its mouth on Bristol Channel, 45 miles southeast of Swansea. The city has several beautiful parks and Cardiff Castle, built in 1090. Cardiff owes the greater part of its prosperity to its splendid docks. Great quantities of coal are exported from this port.
Glamorgan was a Geographic County of Wales and the one with the largest population. It corresponds to the ancient shire of Glamorganshire. South Glamorgan no longer exists, having been amalgamated with neighbouring Cardiff city to form the City and County of Cardiff.