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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.

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

History

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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