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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, south-east Wales

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, Wales.[1]

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Big Pit Mining Museum.jpg
LocationBlaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
Reference984
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Area3,290 ha (8,100 acres)
Coordinates51°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 located in Torfaen
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Location of Blaenavon Industrial Landscape in Torfaen
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is located in Wales
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (Wales)
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is located in the United Kingdom
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape (the United Kingdom)

The site includes coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of the community.[1]

HistoryEdit

The town of Blaenavon and 3,290 hectares in the region of the town were named a World Heritage Site in 2000.[2] 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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 UNESCO, "Blaenavon Industrial Landscape"; retireved 2012-4-20 Archived 18 January 2010 at WebCite
  2. Blaenavon World Heritage Site, "World Heritage Status". Retrieved 2012-4-20.

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