During the industriellen revolution experienced Mertyhr Tydfil because of the close convenient iron ore -, coal - and limestone - occurrences as well as due to its water wealth a lasting expansion. The small locality Merthyr grew in the course of the dismantling of the natural raw material occurrences and the associated settlement of steel plants like an explosion (of well 700 inhabitants on approx. 80.000 into the 1920ern) and developed in the consequence to the iron and steel capital of the world.
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