Merthyr Tydfil high street
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|Location within Wales|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MERTHYR TYDFIL|
|Postcode district||CF47, CF48|
It is located 20.25 miles (32.59 km) north north-east of Cardiff, the capital city.
Between 1948 and 2009, appliance manufacturer Hoover had a washing machine factory operating there.
Merthyr Tydfil has a football team called Merthyr Town FC. They were founded in 2010 after an older team, Merthyr Tydfil FC, had dissolved. Even though they are a Welsh team, they play in England's leagues. Their home stadium is Penydarren Park.
Merthyr Tydfil is twinned with:
The Redhouse Cymru arts centre and former town hall
Pen-y-Darren locomotive replica
St Tydfil's Church