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Gwent (2003-)
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Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. It is traditionally bounded on the east by the River Wye, the border between England and Wales, and on the south by the Severn Estuary. preserved county of Wales File links The following pages link to this file: Gwent Categories: GFDL images ... Mark or march (or various plural forms of these words) are derived from the Germanic word marko (boundary) and refer to an area along a border, e. ... The River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the UK. Its source is in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon at 741 metres above sea level. ... This article is about the British river. ...


The area has been occupied since the Paleolithic, with a famous Roman site at Caerleon. The medieval British kingdom of Gwent took a name that literally means 'place', or 'the place'. It came into existence after the Romans had left Britain and survived in various forms until the Norman invasion of the west in 1090 AD. The Anglo-Norman kingdom erected the essentially independent county of Monmouthshire in the area, naming it from their rebuilding of a fortified site, Monmouth where the Wye and the River Monnow flow together. The name "Gwent" continued in use as a geographical term for the plain around Newport (Gwent Levels). Caerleon is a village situated on the river Usk on the northern outskirts of Newport. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... This is about the Welsh town of Monmouth. ... The River Monnow (Welsh: Afon Mynwÿ) flows through south-west Herefordshire, England and east Monmouthshire, Wales. ...


"Gwent" was revived as an administrative county of Wales from 1974 to 1996. It covered almost exactly the same area as the Traditional counties of Wales of Monmouthshire. It was abolished and replaced with various other entities, although it remains as one of the preserved counties of Wales used for ceremonial purposes, and the name 'Gwent' survives in various titles, e.g., Gwent Police, Royal Gwent Hospital, Gwent Theatre, and the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team. An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... The Newport Gwent Dragons are a regional Rugby Union team from Wales, playing in the Celtic League and European Rugby Cup/European Rugby Shield. ...


In 2003 the preserved county of Gwent expanded to cover the whole of Caerphilly county borough. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caerphilly is a county borough in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ...


The administrative area was divided into several districts : Blaenau Gwent, Islwyn, Monmouth, Newport and Torfaen. Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... This is about the Welsh town of Monmouth. ... Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is the third largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ...


The successor unitary authorities are:

Newport (Welsh: Casnewydd) is the third largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... Caerphilly is a county borough in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ...

See also

For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ...

External links

  • Ralph A. Griffiths, general editor, Gwent County History, University of Wales, 5 vols, 2004 —


United Kingdom | Wales | Preserved counties of Wales Flag of Wales

Clwyd - Dyfed - Gwent - Gwynedd - Mid Glamorgan - Powys - South Glamorgan - West Glamorgan National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... A lovely image of the Welsh flag, derived from an SVG file by Tobias Jakobs in the sodipodi flags collection. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ... Dyfed was one of the ancient kingdoms (or principalities) of Wales prior to the Norman Conquest. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... Powys is an administrative county in Wales, over 2000 sq. ... South Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ... West Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ...


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