Place:Blaenau Gwent, Wales

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NameBlaenau Gwent
Alt namesBlaenasource: Family History Library Catalog
Blainasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypePrincipal area, Unitary authority
Coordinates51.75°N 3.167°W
Located inWales     (1996 - )
See alsoGwent, Walespreserved county in which it was a district municipality 1974-1996
Contained Places
Civil parish
Abertillery ( 1996 - )
Aberystruth ( 1996 - )
Brynmawr ( 1996 - )
Ebbw Vale ( 1996 - )
Llanhiddel ( 1996 - )
Tredegar ( 1996 - )
Inhabited place
Abertillery
Beaufort ( 1996 - )
Dukestown ( 1996 - )
Ebbw Vale ( 1974 - )
Llechryd ( 1996 - )
Nant y Glo ( 1996 - )
Rassau ( 1996 - )
Wentsland
Parish (ancient)
Aberystruth ( 1996 - )
Llanhiddel ( 1996 - )
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Blaenau Gwent is a county borough in Wales, sharing its name with a parliamentary constituency. It borders the unitary authority areas of Monmouthshire and Torfaen to the east, Caerphilly to the west and Powys to the north. Its main towns are Abertillery, Brynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Tredegar. Its highest point is Coity Mountain at .

The borough was formed in 1974 as a local government district of Gwent, Wales. It was a merger of the Monmouthshire Urban Districts of Abertillery, Ebbw Vale, Nant y Glo and Blaina and Tredegar, along with Brynmawr Urban Districts and the parish of Llanelli in Breconshire or Brecknockshire.

It was reconstituted in 1996 as a county borough or principal area, excluding Llanelli which instead was transferred to the reconstituted Monmouthshire (principal area).

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