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Newport, Isle of Wight

county town of the Isle of Wight

Newport is the county town of the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. Newport has a population of 23,957 according to the 2001 census. The town is slightly to the north of the centre of the island, at the head of the navigable section of the River Medina, which flows northward to the Solent, and on which the town has a quay.

Newport
Newport St Thomas' Church in July 2010 4.JPG
St Thomas' Church, seen in July 2010.
Newport is located in Isle of Wight
Newport
Newport
Newport shown within the Isle of Wight
Area54.4439 km2 (21.0209 sq mi) [1]
Population25,496 (2011)
• Density468/km2 (1,210/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSZ502893
• London90.26 miles
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtPO30
Dialling code01983
PoliceHampshire
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
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50°42′04″N 1°17′18″W / 50.7010°N 1.2883°W / 50.7010; -1.2883Coordinates: 50°42′04″N 1°17′18″W / 50.7010°N 1.2883°W / 50.7010; -1.2883

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