Place:Merthyr Tydfil (principal area), Wales

NameMerthyr Tydfil (principal area)
TypePrincipal area
Coordinates51.75°N 3.417°W
Located inWales     (1996 - )
Also located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Mid Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Merthyr Tydfil ( 1996 - )
Borough (municipal)
Aberfan ( 1996 - )
Civil parish
Dowlais ( 1996 - )
Merthyr Tydfil ( 1996 - )
Penydarren ( 1996 - )
Treharris ( 1996 - )
Inhabited place
Cyfarthfa ( 1996 - )
Parish (ancient)
Merthyr Tydfil ( 1996 - )
Urban district
Merthyr Tydfil ( 1996 - )
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Merthyr Tydfil County Borough has been one of the 22 unitary authorities in Wales since 1 April 1996 (though the area was originally granted county borough status in 1908). Merthyr Tydfil County Borough today has a population of 59,000. It is located in the historic county of Glamorgan and takes its name from Merthyr Tydfil town. The County Borough consists of the northern part of the Taff Valley and the smaller neighbouring Taff Bargoed Valley.

Research Tips

GENUKI on Glamorgan Lots of leads to other sources.

The first three maps are provided by A Vision of Britain through Time

These maps were found on Wikimedia Commons

These maps of Glamorgan post-1974 were found on another site and are very useful for sorting out the up-to-date geography of the area

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