South Wales

South Wales is a loosely defined region of bordered by to the east and to the north. It has a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in , 250,000 in and 150,000 in .

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is a traditional county in Wales and also its most densely populated region. Photo: Daicaregos, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the westernmost county in South Wales bording to the east and to the northeast. Photo: JKMMX, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city on the beautiful — the first designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Photo: Andrew Evans, CC BY 2.0.

is the capital of . It used to be an industrial city, but is now a lively and modern capital city and a tourism hot spot. Photo: Gordon Plant, CC BY 2.0.


is a historic county in the south east of , adjacent to the counties of and .

is a county in south west . It is bounded to the north west by , the west by , the east by and to the north east by Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

South Wales

Latitude of center
51.6833° or 51° 41' north
Longitude of center
-3.3833° or 3° 23' west
440 feet (134 metres)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: ويلز الجنوبية
  • Basque: Hegoaldeko Gales
  • Catalan: De Cymru
  • Chinese: 南威爾士
  • Chinese: 南威爾斯
  • Dutch: Zuid-Wales
  • English: De Cymru
  • English: S Wales
  • Esperanto: Suda Kimrio
  • Finnish: Etelä-Wales
  • French: Galles du Sud
  • German: Südwales
  • Greek: Νότια Ουαλία
  • Hebrew: דרום ויילס
  • Italian: Galles del sud
  • Japanese: サウスウェールズ
  • Japanese: サウス・ウェールズ
  • Japanese: 南ウェールズ
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sør-Wales
  • Portuguese: Gales do Sul
  • Romanian: Sudul Țării Galilor
  • Romanian: Țara Galilor de sud
  • Russian: Южный Уэльс
  • Scots: Sooth Wales
  • Serbo-Croatian: Južni Wales
  • Spanish: Gales del Sur
  • Ukrainian: Південний Вельс
  • Welsh: De Cymru
  • Welsh: South Wales
  • Galles meridionale

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