St Davids or St David’s (Welsh: Tyddewi, [tɨː ˈðɛwi], lit. “David’s house”) is a city and a community (named St Davids and the Cathedral Close) with a cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying upon the River Alun. It is the resting place of Saint David, Wales’s patron saint, and named after him. St Davids is the United Kingdom’s smallest city in population terms (1,841 in 2011) and urban area. (The smallest city by local authority boundary Place is the City of London.) St Davids was final city status in the 12th century. This does not derive automatically from particular criteria, although in England and Wales it was traditionally unqualified to cathedral towns under a practice laid down in the prematurely 1540s, when King Henry VIII founded dioceses. City status was purposeless in 1886, but at the request of Queen Elizabeth II restored in 1994.