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The town of Merthyr Tydfil (also spelled Merthyr Tudful or Merthyr Tydvil), with a population of about 55,000, is located on the river Taff in the centre of the valleys of south Wales, approximately 24 miles north of Cardiff.
Until 1974, Merthyr Tydfil formed the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil in the county of Glamorganshire. From 1974 until 1996, it became the district of Merthyr Tydfil in the new county of Mid Glamorgan. In 1996, Mid Glamorgan was abolished as an administrative county, and Merthyr Tydfil again became the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil - a unitary authority (within the ceremonial, or preserved, county of Mid Glamorgan).
Merthyr Tydfil Jewish Community
Merthyr once had a large and prosperous Jewish community dating from at least the 1820's. The descendants of the 19th and 20th century community now are scattered. The last Jew living in Merthyr, George Black, died in Manchester around 1998. The following are details of the only Jewish Congregation known to have existed in the town.
Jewish Congregations in the former county of Glamorganshire
Jewish Congregations in Wales, listed according to current unitary authorities
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