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Town of Abergavenny
Abergavenny (in Welsh: Y Fenni), a market town at the confluence of the river Usk and its Gavenny tributary in southeast Wales, has a population of about 10,000. It lies about 15 miles west of Monmouth and some six miles from the border with England.
Until 1974, Abergavenny was a municipal borough in the county of Monmouthshire. From 1974 until 1996, it was within the district (later borough) of Monmouth in the newly-formed county of Gwent. In 1996, It became part of the reconstituted county of Monmouthshire, a unitary authority covering sixty percent of the area of the historic county (remaining within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).
Abergavenny Jewish Community
There were a number of Jewish residents of Abergavenny in the mid-nineteenth century, although there is no knowledge of an organised Jewish congregation or Jewish cemetery.
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