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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage site
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Location Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom
Criteria Cultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference 984
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)
Area 3,290 ha (8,100 acres)
Coordinates 51°46′35″N 3°5′17″W / 51.77639°N 3.08806°W / 51.77639; -3.08806Coordinates: 51°46′35″N 3°5′17″W / 51.77639°N 3.08806°W / 51.77639; -3.08806

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, Wales. It includes coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of the community.

History

The town of Blaenavon and 3,290 hectares in the region of the town were named a World Heritage Site in 2000. The area around Blaenavon shows of the importance of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century.

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