Cardiff is the capital city and one of the 22 principal areas of Wales. It is Wales' largest city, the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, the main commercial centre of Wales, the base for the Senedd, most national cultural institutions and most of the Welsh media. In 2011 it ranked sixth in the world in a National Geographic magazine list of alternative tourist destinations. It is the most popular tourist destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017.
Cardiff is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Cardiff has a population of over 353,000 people. Cardiff also forms part of the wider Cardiff and South Wales valleys metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,140,165 people. Cardiff is the #53 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 5.4012 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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