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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.
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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.

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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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Monmouthshire Environmental Health Officers review each inspection report received by the business following enforcement visits to its premises.
After Monmouthshire, Powys, Conwy and Pembrokeshire spent the most on alcohol to drink at home.
"Monmouthshire is famous for its food and drink - we say it's the gastronomy capital of Wales.
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.
Monmouthshire Building Society chief executive Andrew Lewis said: "Our latest set of results demonstrates that Monmouthshire Building Society has experienced another exceptional year of business, despite the ongoing challenges that we, like all financial institutions, continue to face.
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.
To mark the launch, adventa will be running a promotion in conjunction with its Made in Monmouthshire campaign to promote local arts, crafts and food.
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.
Councillor Dimitri Batrouni, the Labour opposition leader on Monmouthshire Council, said: "The evidence is undeniable.
THE first closing date for next year's Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod is fast approaching.
Then on Sunday, Wales' largest county association Monmouthshire, won the national county championship title for the first time since 1998 when they easily defeated the Vale of Glamorgan by 23 shots and in doing so ended South Glamorgan's five-year reign as Welsh champions.

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