Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Blaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Criteria||Cultural: (iii), (iv)|
|Inscription||2000 (24th Session)|
|Area||3,290 ha (8,100 acres)|
The site includes coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of the community.
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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