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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)