Theme Week Wales – Newport

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Newport Arcade © geograph.org.uk - Robin Drayton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Newport Arcade © geograph.org.uk – Robin Drayton/cc-by-sa-2.0

Newport is a city and unitary authority in south east Wales. It is located on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn estuary, 12 miles (19 km) east of Cardiff. It is the third largest city in Wales, with a population of 146,000.

During the 20th century, the docks declined in importance, but Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status in 2002. It is the home of the University of South Wales, and the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby union regional team, and hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Westgate Square © Pwimageglow Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre © Gif absarnt/cc-by-sa-3.0 Newport Transporter Bridge © geograph.org.uk - Hywel Williams/cc-by-sa-2.0 Newport Civic Centre and clock tower © Chris Barton/cc-by-sa-3.0 University of South Wales - Newport city centre campus © Pwimageglow/cc-by-sa-3.0 Newport Arcade © geograph.org.uk - Robin Drayton/cc-by-sa-2.0
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University of South Wales - Newport city centre campus © Pwimageglow/cc-by-sa-3.0
It is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Monmouthshire and the preserved county of Gwent. The City of Newport, which includes some surrounding rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by Newport City Council.

Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle was built by the Normans. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town of Caerleon, immediately upstream, and gained its first charter in 1314. It grew significantly in the 19th century, when its port became the focus of coal exports from the eastern valleys of South Wales. Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales’ largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists.

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