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BLAENAVON, or BLAENAFON

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 32 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BLAENAVON, or BLAENAFON, an urban district in the northern parliamentary division of Monmouthshire, England, 15 m. N. by W. of Newport, on the Great Western, London & North Western and Rhymney railways. Pop. (1901) 10,869. It lies in the upper-most part of the Afon Lwyd valley, at an elevation exceeding r000 ft., in a wild and mountainous district, on the eastern 32 edge of the great coal and iron mining region of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire. There are very extensive iron and steel works, with blast furnaces and rolling mills in the district, which employ the large industrial population.
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