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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

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Blaenavon Industrial Landscape *
Big Pit Mining Museum.jpg
View of Big Pit Mining Museum
Country United Kingdom
Type Cultural
Criteria iii, iv
Reference 984
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 2000 (24th Session)

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

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

History[change | change source]

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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References[change | change source]

  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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Media related to Blaenavon at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°46′25″N 3°04′58″W / 51.77363°N 3.08278°W / 51.77363; -3.08278