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Monmouthshire,

county, 328 sq mi (851 sq km), SE Wales. In 1974 most of the old county of Monmouthshire was reorganized as the nonmetropolitan county of GwentGwent
, former county, SE Wales. Created in the 1974 administrative reorganization of Wales from most of Monmouthshire and part of Breconshire, it was dissolved in 1996 and divided among the unitary authorities of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Caerphilly, and Newport.
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; small areas in W Monmouthshire became part of the nonmetropolitan counties of Mid GlamorganMid Glamorgan
, former county, S Wales. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization of Wales from portions of Breconshire, Glamorgan, and Monmouthshire, in 1996 it was divided among the unitary authorities of Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon
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 and South GlamorganSouth Glamorgan
, former county, S Wales. Created in the 1974 governmental reorganization of Wales from portions of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, in the 1996 reorganization it was divided between the unitary authorities of Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.
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. In 1996, when Wales was again reorganized on the local level, the county of Monmouthshire was reestablished from E Gwent.

Monmouthshire

 

a county in Great Britain, located in Wales on the Bristol Channel. Area, 1,400 sq km. Population, 461,500 (1971). The county’s administrative center is Newport. Monmouthshire is located in the South Wales coal and metallurgical region. Coal is mined and rolled metal, tin plate, and aluminum are manufactured. Oats and barley are cultivated, and sheep are raised.

Monmouthshire

a county of E Wales: administratively part of England for three centuries (until 1830); mainly absorbed into the county of Gwent in 1974; reinstated with reduced boundaries in 1996: chiefly agricultural, with the Black Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Cwmbran. Pop.: 86 200 (2003 est.). Area: 851 sq. km (329 sq. miles)
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Graham Williams, Director of Community Engagement at Sport Wales said: "Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport in Wales so it's fantastic to see the Monmouthshire sport development team supporting our future workforce by developing their leadership skills to make a positive impact on the wellbeing of other young people in their schools and communities.
Often seen as the most Anglicised part of Wales, it's interesting to note Monmouthshire is one of only two regions in Wales which saw an increase in the number of Welsh speakers during the 2011 Census.
Due to the country lanes and a blind bend around the farm, the owners asked their local authority for a sign to alert motorists that the slow-moving alpacas could be crossing - and to their delight Monmouthshire council agreed.
It is estimated the move will save Monmouthshire taxpayers around PS34,000 in contractors fees as well as reducing carbon emissions by reducing travel to maintenance sites.
Monmouthshire replied to go 19-19 before North Wales retook the lead when Ruthin's Huw Parry gathered a cross-field kick from Mathew Parry to touch down.
Visitors who book greenbeds accommodation to the value of pounds 25 before the end of April will qualify for a pounds 5 voucher, redeemable against a purchase in any of the participating Made in Monmouthshire outlets.
The council said the web mapping project will provide maps of Monmouthshire, giving the location of libraries, tourist information points and schools.
2 David Williams, The History of Monmouthshire (London, 1796), 9.
Monmouthshire County Council councillor Phil Murphy said: "The development of Rockfield Farm in phases has been a strategic objective of the council for several years.
The work of organising the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod is going very well, and we are already looking forward to a great week in an area which is welcoming the Eisteddfod for the first time in over a century.
A mutual, Monmouthshire Building Society, which runs a branch in Cardiff, increased its profits after tax from PS2.
Springfield in Monmouthshire won the cider gold medal for its Wobbly Munk cider, described by the judges as having "fantastic balance with a pleasantly sharp aftertaste of apple and bitter lemon".

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