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Full nameCity of Newport
Official nameCity of Newport
Other nameDinas Casnewydd
Settlement typePrincipal area & City
Motto"Terra Marique" "By land and sea"
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryWales
Ceremonial countyGwent
Historic countyMonmouthshire
Admin HQNewport Civic Centre
Town charter1385
City status2002
TypePrincipal area, City
Governing bodyNewport City Council
Mayor of NewportMargaret Cornelious
Leader of Newport City CouncilMatthew Evans
MPsPaul Flynn, Labour
Jessica Morden, Labour
AMsRosemary Butler, Labour
John Griffiths, Labour
MEPsKay Swinburne, Conservative
Derek Vaughan, Labour
Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru
John Bufton, UKIP
Total Area73.3 sq mi (190 km2)
Total Population  (Ranked  ) (2007 est / Urban 2006)
(2001 Census)
95.1% White
2.6% S. Asian
1.5% Afro-Caribbean
Other information
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Area code01633
ISO 3166-2GB-NWP
ONS code00PR
OS grid reference 

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Newport ( ) is a city and unitary authority area in Wales. Standing on the banks of the River Usk, it is located about 12 mi (19.3 km) east of Cardiff and is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Monmouthshire and the preserved county of Gwent. The City of Newport, which includes rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by the unitary Newport City Council, and has a population of 140,200, making it the seventh most populous unitary authority in Wales.

According to Census 2001 data the population of the core built-up area was 116,143, making it the third most populous city in Wales. For European statistical purposes, Newport is included within the Cardiff and South Wales valleys metropolitan area, which has a population of nearly 1.1 million.

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