POPULATION (2008) : 324,800 (slightly more female than male)
The population of Cardiff will increase by more than 40% between 2008 and 2033 if current trends continue, according to projections made by the Assembly Government. The 2001 Census showed that 8.4% of Cradiff's population was non-white of including 4% from India/Pakistan/Bangladesh. 

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Cardiff lies at the centre of three river systems, the Taff, the Ely and the Rhymney. Its location allowed its first residents to control trade and movement along these rivers, giving them power over a large area. The first people to take advantage of this location were the Romans who set up a fort here on the site of Cardiff Castle about AD55-60. Some of the original Roman walls can still be seen and the Castle's interpretation centre, is set against the backdrop of the original Roman foundation walls. This dominating fort protected its inhabitants until about AD350-375 when it was abandoned at the end of Roman rule in Britain. Glasgow has long been established as an excellent place to live, work, rest and play. As a major European cultural capital, it is also a great place to visit. The Vikings and the Normans also made their presence felt in Cardiff, and in 1091 Robert Fitzhamon began work on the castle keep, which has been at the heart of the city ever since.

The old Cardiff docklands have been redeveloped in the last decade to create Cardiff Bay, home to a large freshwater lake for sailing and water sports; the stylish five-star St David’s Hotel and Spa, and Mermaid Quay – a restaurant hotspot with everything from Italian to Turkish cuisine.

Cardiff is a city of attractions, sport, culture and entertainment. Within the few square miles of the city-centre alone, you'll find a wealth of things to do, whatever your tastes, and in the surrounding areas, you'll find everything from abseiling to whisky tasting.

With world-class attractions which draw people from all over the UK and abroad you'll be spoilt for choice in Cardiff. Choose from historic houses and castles, Daleks and Doctor Who or wildlife and water sports.

Designated a City of Sport for 2009, Cardiff has notched up a fine reputation as a sporting capital thanks to the quality of the events and facilities. Whether you want to watch or play, Cardiff's sporting offer beats many of its competitors. With world-class stadiums for rugby, football, cricket and athletics and an International Sports Village offering an Olympic size swimming pool, ice rink and an Olympic-standard Canoe Slalom , Cardiff is a sports fan's dream come true.


The curry scene in Wales in general and Cradiff in particular continues to grow rapidly. Several award winning restaurants such as Moksh, Purple Poppadom and Mint & Mustard are very popular as are Spice Quarter, Spice berry, Mowglis, Cardamom, Juboraj and Mango House. Trip Advisor lists 603 restaurants in Cardiff 55 of which are Indian. Yell list 82 restaurants in Cardiff.


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Gateway of India
Purple Poppadom
Duchess of Delhi 6 Bute Crescent Cardiff Bay CF10 5AN Tel 029 2115 3574
Moksh Ocean Building Bute Crescent Cardiff CF10 5AY Tel : 029 2049 8120