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Town of Ebbw Vale
Ebbw Vale is a town in the Welsh Valleys with a population of about 24,000. It is located at the head of the Ebbw valley and is about 1,000 feet above sea level. It lies approximately 32 miles north of Cardiff, some 14 miles east of Merthyr Tydfil and 9 miles south of Brawmawr.
Until 1974, Ebbw Vale formed the urban district of Ebbw Vale in the then county of Monmouthshire (which in many instances was then considered part of England and not Wales). From 1974 until 1996, it was part of the district of Blaenau Gwent in the new county of Gwent. In 1996, Gwent was abolished as an administrative county, and the district became the county borough of Blaenau Gwent - a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Gwent).
Ebbw Vale Jewish Community
It appears that the first Jews began to settle in Ebbw Vale by the 1880's, although the first Jewish congregation would appear to have been established only after 1900.
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