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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Big Pit Mining Museum.jpg
LocationBlaenavon, Torfaen, Wales, United Kingdom
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv)
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 a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Blaenavon, Wales.[1] It includes coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of the community.[1]


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 2010-01-18 at WebCite
  2. Blaenavon World Heritage Site, "World Heritage Status" Archived 2012-06-18 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-4-20.

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