Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the largest city in Wales, and has been the capital of Wales since 1955. It was previously the county town of Glamorgan, and subsequently of South Glamorgan. It is now a unitary authority, as the City and County of Cardiff. Cardiff grew considerably in the 19th century as a port for the export of Welsh coal. The Cardiff Bay area has been much redevloped since 1990.
The LGBT Excellence Centre is based in Cardiff.
Cardiff Mardi Gras is held in September.