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Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash, Welsh Aberpennar, town (1981 pop. 26,231), Rhondda Cynon Taff, S Wales. A former mining community, it depended upon the great coal mines nearby, which were developed in the 19th cent. A pavilion was built in 1906 to house the annual Welsh arts festival, the eisteddfod.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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