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Canton – Cardiff

Canton (Welsh: Treganna) is an inner-city district and community in the west of Cardiff, capital of Wales, lying 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the city’s civic centre. Canton is one of the most ethnically diverse of Cardiff’s suburbs, with a significant Pakistani and Indian population. The total population of Canton is just in excess of 13,086, increasing to 14,304 at the 2011 census. It is also the most Welsh-speaking district of central Cardiff, with 19.1% of the population speaking Welsh.

The name (from “St. Canna’s Town”) refers to the 6th century female saint after whom Pontcanna is also named. Canton, also known as Treganna (tref town + Saint Canna), was a 13th-century manor in Llandaff. It became part of Victorian era Cardiff in 1875.


Wales - Canton - Cardiff
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