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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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Politics :
Position Current Representatives
Members of Parliament
Newport West: Paul Flynn, Labour, first elected 1987 Newport East: Jessica Morden, Labour, first elected 2005
Members of the National Assembly for Wales
Newport West: Rosemary Butler, Labour, first elected 1999 Newport East: John Griffiths, Labour, first elected 1999
Members of the European Parliament
Wales (European Parliament constituency): Kay Swinburne, Conservative, first elected 2009 Derek Vaughan, Labour, first elected 2009 
Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru, first elected 1999 John Bufton, UKIP, first elected 2009
Newport City Council Members
David Atwell, Conservative John Bird, Conservative Bob Bright, Labour Michael Brunnock, Plaid Cymru Hugh Clark, Liberal Democrats Paul Cockeram, Labour Andew Cooksey, Conservative Margaret Cornelious, Conservative Ken Critchley, Labour Peter HC Davies, Conservative Valerie Delahaye, Labour Valerie Dudley, Conservative Jeff Evans, Liberal Democrats Matthew Evans, Conservative Charles Ferris, Conservative Gill Ford, Liberal Democrats John Fortey, Liberal Democrats David Fouweather, Conservative Gail Giles, Labour John Guy, Labour Michael Hamilton, Liberal Democrats David Hando, Liberal Democrats Ibrahim Hayat, Labour Mozadul Hussain, Liberal Democrats Glyn Jarvis, Labour Roger Jeavons, Labour Angela Jones, Conservative Ron Jones, Labour Stephen Jones, Conservative Martyn Kellaway, Conservative Les Knight, Conservative Simon Lane, Independent Bill Langsford, Labour Malcolm Linton, Labour David Mayer, Labour Allan Morris, Labour Bob Poole, Labour Ken Powell, Labour John Richards, Labour William Routley, Conservative Thomas Suller, Conservative Herbie Thomas, Labour Carmel Townsend, Liberal Democrats Ed Townsend, Liberal Democrats Noel Trigg, Independent Ray Tuman, Labour Mark Whitcutt, Labour Richard White, Conservative Debbie Wilcox, Labour David Williams, Conservative

Wards and districts :
Allt-yr-yn Allt-yr-yn Ridgeway, Barrack Hill, Glasllwch, Gold Tops
Alway Alway Somerton, Lawrence Hill
Beechwood Beechwood Eveswell
Bettws Bettws
Caerleon Caerleon Christchurch, Bulmore
Gaer Gaer Maesglas, Stelvio, St. Davids
Graig Graig* Rhiwderin, Bassaleg, Lower Machen, Pentre Poeth, Fox Hill
Langstone Langstone*, Llanvaches*, Penhow* Llanmartin, Parc Seymour, Wentwood Forest, Coed-y-caerau, Cat's Ash, Kemys, Coldra, Llanbedr
Llanwern Bishton, Glan Llyn, Goldcliff*, Llanwern*, Redwick* Underwood, Whitson, Uskmouth, Summerleaze, Wilcrick, Saltmarsh, Milton, Porton
Liswerry Liswerry, Nash* Broadmead Park, Moorland Park, Broadstreet Common
Malpas Malpas Hollybush
Marshfield Coedkernew*, Marshfield*, Michaelstone-y-Fedw*, Wentlooge* Castleton, St. Brides, Blacktown, Peterstone
Pillgwenlly Pillgwenlly Level of Mendalgief
Ringland Ringland Bishpool, Treberth, Coldra
Rogerstone Rogerstone* High Cross, Cefn Wood, Croesllanfro, Mount Pleasant
Shaftesbury Shaftesbury Brynglas, Crindau, Marshes, Blaen-y-pant
St. Julian's St. Julian's Riverside, Barnardtown
Stow Hill Stow Hill St. Woolos, Baneswell, City centre
Tredegar Park Tredegar Park Duffryn
Victoria Victoria Maindee, Summerhill

Climate :
Year Population
1801 6,657
1851 29,238
1881 48,069
1901 79,342
1941 116,434
1981 131,016
2001 137,017

Local government in Wales

Principal areas
established in 1996
Blaenau Gwent * Bridgend * Caerphilly * Cardiff * Carmarthenshire * Ceredigion * Conwy * Denbighshire * Flintshire * Gwynedd * Isle of Anglesey * Merthyr Tydfil * Monmouthshire * Neath Port Talbot * Newport * Pembrokeshire * Powys * Rhondda Cynon Taf * Swansea * Torfaen * Vale of Glamorgan * Wrexham
Counties and districts
1974 1996
ClwydAlyn and Deeside * Colwyn * Delyn * Glyndŵr * Rhuddlan * Wrexham Maelor
DyfedCarmarthen * Ceredigion * Dinefwr * Llanelli * Preseli Pembrokeshire * South Pembrokeshire
GwentBlaenau Gwent * Islwyn * Monmouth * Newport * Torfaen
GwyneddAberconwy * Anglesey * Arfon * Dwyfor * Meirionnydd
Mid GlamorganCynon Valley * Merthyr Tydfil * Ogwr * Rhondda * Rhymney Valley * Taff-Ely
PowysBrecknock * Montgomeryshire * Radnorshire
South GlamorganCardiff * Vale of Glamorgan
West GlamorganLliw Valley * Neath * Port Talbot * Swansea
established before 1889
Anglesey * Brecknockshire * Caernarfonshire * Cardiganshire * Carmarthenshire * Denbighshire * Flintshire * Glamorganshire * Merionethshire * Monmouthshire * Montgomeryshire * Pembrokeshire * Radnorshire

Places with city status in the United Kingdom

EnglandBath * Birmingham * Bradford * Brighton & Hove * Bristol * Cambridge * Canterbury * Carlisle * Chester * Chichester * Coventry * Derby * Durham * Ely * Exeter * Gloucester * Hereford * Kingston upon Hull * Lancaster * Leeds * Leicester * Lichfield * Lincoln * Liverpool * City of London * Manchester * Newcastle upon Tyne * Norwich * Nottingham * Oxford * Peterborough * Plymouth * Portsmouth * Preston * Ripon * St Albans * Salford * Salisbury * Sheffield * Southampton * Stoke-on-Trent * Sunderland * Truro * Wakefield * Wells * Westminster * Winchester * Wolverhampton * Worcester * York
ScotlandAberdeen * Dundee * Edinburgh * Glasgow * Inverness * Stirling
WalesBangor * Cardiff * Newport * St David's * Swansea
Northern IrelandArmagh * Belfast * Derry * Lisburn * Newry

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