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Gabalfa, Cardiff

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Gabalfa, Cardiff

Gabalfa is a district in the north of the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is characterised by an enormous fly over road at the Gabalfa Interchange, where the A48 road meets the A470 road (North Road) which leads from Cardiff to northern Wales, and the A469 road. The area is also the site of the All Nations Centre. The name is derived from the Welsh 'Ceubalfa', which is literally translated as 'place of the boat'.
Post townCARDIFF
Administrative CountyCardiff
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridST1678
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code+44-29
Population7,619 (2001)
 

Other names by which Gabalfa, Cardiff has been known in the past

Gabalva

Gabalfa, Cardiff in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gabalva, eccl. dist. and hamlet, Llandaff par., Glamorgan -- dist., pop. 697; the hamlet is 2 miles NE. of Llandaff; in vicinity is Gabalva House.

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