Monmouthshire

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Monmouthshire

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 Gwent; small areas in W Monmouthshire became part of the nonmetropolitan counties of Mid Glamorgan and South Glamorgan. In 1996, when Wales was again reorganized on the local level, the county of Monmouthshire was reestablished from E Gwent.
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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.

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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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