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Encyclopedia > Blaenau Gwent
Blaenau Gwent county borough
Image:WalesBlaenauGwent.png
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 22nd
109 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Ebbw Vale
ISO 3166-2: GB-BGW
ONS code: 00PL
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 20th
70,064
643 / km²
Ethnicity: 99.1% White.
Welsh language:
- Any skills
Ranked 21st
13.3%
Politics

Blaenau Gwent Council
http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Control: Labour
MP: Peter Law

Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. It borders the administrative 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. one of the subdivisions of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Blaenau Gwent Categories: GFDL images ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by area. ... (Redirected from 1 E8 m2) To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Ebbw Vale (Welsh: Glyn Ebwy) is situated at the head of the valley formed by the Ebbw Fawr river in the traditional county of Monmouthshire, south Wales. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of principal areas of Wales ordered by population. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... This is a List of Welsh principal areas by the percentage of those professing some skills in the Welsh language in the 2001 UK census. ... Arms of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left or social democratic political party in Britain (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... Peter Law in the 2005 General Elections, standing next to Maggie Jones, the Labour party candidate as the results are declared. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Blaenau Gwent is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south-east Wales. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... Caerphilly (Welsh: Caerffili) is a town in Glamorgan, Wales, located at the bottom of the Rhymney Valley. ... Powys is an administrative county in Wales, over 2000 sq. ... Abertillery (Welsh Abertyleri) is an urban district in the county of Monmouthshire, Wales, 16 miles north_west of Newport, originally on the Great Western Railway. ... Brynmawr (Bryn-mawr) is a market town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales. ... Ebbw Vale (Welsh: Glyn Ebwy) is situated at the head of the valley formed by the Ebbw Fawr river in the traditional county of Monmouthshire, south Wales. ... Tredegar is a town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Monmouthshire, south Wales, lying on the Sirhowy River. ...


The borough was formed in 1974 as a district in the new administrative county of Gwent. It was a merger of the Monmouthshire urban districts of Abertillery, Ebbw Vale, Nantyglo and Blaina and Tredegar, along with Brynmawr urban district and the parish of Llanelly in Brecknockshire. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... In 1974 Wales was divided for local government purposes into districts. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... Gwent is the area of southeasternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south-east Wales. ... In British and Irish local government, an urban district is a subdivision of a county that covers an urbanised area. ... Abertillery (Welsh Abertyleri) is an urban district in the county of Monmouthshire, Wales, 16 miles north_west of Newport, originally on the Great Western Railway. ... Ebbw Vale (Welsh: Glyn Ebwy) is situated at the head of the valley formed by the Ebbw Fawr river in the traditional county of Monmouthshire, south Wales. ... Brynmawr (Bryn-mawr) is a market town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Brecknockshire, mid Wales. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east Wales. ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ...


It was reconstituted in 1996 as a county borough, excluding Llanelly which instead was transferred to the reconstituted Monmouthshire. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Llanelly is the name of both a village and its respective parish in south-east Wales. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south-east Wales. ...


Blaenau Gwent hit the headlines at the 2005 UK General Election when an independent candidate, Peter Law, won the seat. He had resigned from the Labour Party in protest at the imposition of an all-women candidates' shortlist following the retirement of incumbent MP Llew Smith, and defeated the official Labour candidate, Maggie Jones, by a majority of over 10,000 votes. The seat had previously been held by Aneurin Bevan and Michael Foot, and was considered one of Labour's safest. The United Kingdom general election of 2005 was held on Thursday, 5 May 2005 and won by the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair. ... Peter Law in the 2005 General Elections, standing next to Maggie Jones, the Labour party candidate as the results are declared. ... The Labour Party is a a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... Llewellyn Thomas Smith (born 16 April 1944) is the Labour MP for Blaenau Gwent in Wales. ... Maggie Jones, on the left, in the 2005 General Elections as the results are declared, standing next to Peter Law on the right, the winning Independent candidate. ... Aneurin Bevan, usually known as Nye Bevan (November 15, 1897–July 6, 1960) was a Welsh Labour politician regarded as a hero of the left, primarily for his formation of the National Health Service. ... Michael Foot The Right Honourable Michael Mackintosh Foot (born July 23, 1913), British politician, was leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983. ...



United Kingdom | Wales | Principal areas of Wales

Anglesey | Blaenau Gwent | Bridgend | Caerphilly | Cardiff | Carmarthenshire | Ceredigion | Conwy | Denbighshire | Flintshire | Gwynedd | Merthyr Tydfil | Monmouthshire | Neath Port Talbot | Newport | Pembrokeshire | Powys | Rhondda Cynon Taff | Swansea | Torfaen | Vale of Glamorgan | Wrexham National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... A lovely image of the Welsh flag, derived from an SVG file by Tobias Jakobs in the sodipodi flags collection. ... [The Isle of] Anglesey or Anglesea ( Welsh: [Ynys] Môn, pronounced as Uh-niss Mawn, in IPA), is an island and county at the Western extremity of North Wales. ... Bridgend is a county borough in southern Wales. ... Caerphilly is a county borough in south Wales. ... Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd, from caer, fort, and dydd, Aulus Didius) is the capital and largest city of Wales. ... Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin) is a county in Wales. ... For other uses please see Ceredigion (disambiguation) Ceredigion is a county in Wales. ... Conwy is a county borough in north Wales. ... Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a county in North Wales. ... Flintshire (Welsh Sir y Fflint) is a county in northern Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a county in south-east Wales. ... Neath Port Talbot (Welsh: Castell-nedd Port Talbot) is a county borough in Glamorgan, South Wales. ... This article is about the Welsh city of Newport. ... Pembrokeshire (Welsh: Sir Benfro) is a county in the southwest of Wales in the United Kingdom. ... Powys is an administrative county in Wales, over 2000 sq. ... Rhondda Cynon Taff (Welsh: Rhondda Cynon T f) is a county borough in Glamorgan, South Wales. ... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe - aber river-mouth + river Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast, immediately to the east of the Gower peninsula in the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... The Vale of Glamorgan (Welsh: Dyffryn (or Bro) Morgannwg) is an exceptionally rich agricultural area in the southern part of Glamorgan, Wales. ... Wrexham is a county borough in northern Wales. ...


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Blaenau Gwent Local Health Board (520 words)
Blaenau Gwent Local Health Board was established on 1st April 2003, as part of the Welsh Assembly Government’s reorganisation of the NHS in Wales.
Blaenau Gwent LHB is not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.
Blaenau Gwent LHB reserves the right to reject or remove links to any website if it is found that the site content is inappropriate.
Blaenau Gwent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (208 words)
Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales.
It was reconstituted in 1996 as a county borough, excluding Llanelly which instead was transferred to the reconstituted Monmouthshire.
Blaenau Gwent hit the headlines at the 2005 UK General Election when an independent candidate, Peter Law, won the seat.
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