Blaina (Welsh: Y Blaenau) is a small town, situated deep within the South Wales Valleys between Brynmawr and Abertillery in the unitary authority of Blaenau Gwent, ancient parish of Aberystruth, preserved county of Gwent and historic county of Monmouthshire. As of 2011, the town has a population of 4,808. 
- See also Category:People from Blaina
- Arthur Fear, opera singer
- Dai Mann, Professional Angler, represented Wales numerous occasions.
- Parry Jones, opera singer
- William Partridge, soldier, fought at Rorke's Drift
- Raymond "Ray" Price, rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1940s and 1950s for Abertillery RFC (RU), Great Britain (RL), Wales, Other Nationalities, Belle Vue Rangers, Warrington, and St. Helens
- Kingsley Jones, rugby union flanker, coach
- Frank Richards, author
- Mike Ruddock, rugby coach
- Florence Eleanor Soper, wife of Bramwell Booth, General of The Salvation Army
- Mostyn Thomas, opera singer
- David Watkins, Welsh rugby union and rugby league international
- Emlyn Watkins, rugby union and rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Wales (RU), Blaina RFC, Wales (RL), and Leeds
- Emlyn A G Watkins, George Medal recipient
- John Pope, Aka 'The Rake'. Cwmcelyn Pond's finest weed and detritus remover. Skilled at removing the tops off the tall sticks.
- Blaina - Nantyglo homepage on the web
- Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire in 1901 on Blaina
- Blaenau Gwent Council website on the local ironworks history
- Welsh Coal Mines - research the local pit histories
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Blaina and surrounding area
- Blaina heritage web site
- "United Kingdom: 1000 Largest Cities by population". The Geographist. November 2013. Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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