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Neath (nēth) [key], Welsh Castell-nedd, town (1981 pop. 48,687), Neath Port Talbot, S Wales, on the Neath River. Neath is both a market and an industrial town. Metallurgy and a growing petrochemical industry are important. Ruins remain there of Neath Abbey, founded c.1130.

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