List of Towns, Villages and Cities in Merthyr Tydfil

The main town in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, Wales, is Merthyr Tydfil (/ˈmɜːr ər ˈtɥdvɥl/; Welsh: Merthyr Tudful pronounced [ˈmɛr ɥr ˈtɥdvɥl] ⓘ).

It is run by the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. It’s 37 km (23 miles) north of Cardiff. It is sometimes just called Merthyr.

The name comes from Tydfil, the daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog, who was killed by pagans at Merthyr around 480 CE, according to a story.

Merthyr usually means “martyr” in modern Welsh, but in this case it has more to do with the Latin martyrium, which is a church built over the remains of a martyr.

Places in south Wales with names like these are called Merthyr Cynog, Merthyr Dyfan, and Merthyr Mawr.

As of 2011, 43,820 people lived in Merthyr Tydfil.

Here is a list of cities, towns, places, and villages in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales:

  1. Abercanaid
  2. Aberfan
  3. Bedlinog
  4. Cefn-coed-y-cymmer
  5. Clwydyfagwyr
  6. Craig Berthlwyd
  7. Cwmfelin
  8. Dowlais
  9. Dowlais Top
  10. Ffos-y-fran
  11. Galon Uchaf
  12. Gellideg
  13. Gurnos
  14. Heolgerrig
  15. Melin Caiach
  16. Merthyr Tydfil
  17. Merthyr Vale
  18. Pant
  19. Pen-y-Darren
  20. Pentrebach
  21. Pentwyn
  22. Pentwyn Berthlwyd
  23. Pontsticill
  24. Taff Fechan
  25. Taff Merthyr Garden Village
  26. Trefechan
  27. Treharris
  28. Trelewis
  29. Troedyrhiw
  30. Twynyrodyn
  31. Vaynor
  32. Ynysowen

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