South Wales is in the United Kingdom. These are historic counties used for geographic purposes. Due to the large populations of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire they are divided into twelve local authorities called "council areas", namely Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil.
Popular in South Wales
Swansea is a city on the South Wales coast. With a population approaching 250,000, it is the second largest city in Wales, and located on the beautiful Gower Peninsula - the United Kingdom's first designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
Cardiff is the capital of Wales in the United Kingdom and is on the south coast of the country.
The beautiful Gower Peninsula is the United Kingdom's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In South Wales
Glamorganshire is a traditional county in Wales and also its most densely populated region.
Monmouthshire is a historic county in the south east of Wales, near the English border.