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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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Fish were caught every day last month at Wyesham for a total of 84, while the whole river total since the season opened is 239.
The Wye has produced several other fish with two each for the Caradoc and Golden Mile beats, one from Hereford town water and three between 12lb and 14lb from Wyesham.
Wyesham infant and junior schools have been replaced by a new primary school.
SALMON anglers on the River Wye are still enjoying great sport and the latest return from the Wyesham water at Monmouth reports 110 fish so far this season.
The youngsters at Monmouth's Wyesham Junior and Infants School helped out in the special lessons by artist Rubin Eynon.
The Wyesham beat looks all set for a record season after a week when the number of fish caught each day ranged from six to 12.
The new site marks a return to the village of Wyesham after more than a century and a half away.
A new livestock market at Raglan and a new showground at Wyesham will bring a new look to farming in Monmouthshire within a few years.
Caerphilly AS holds a Sunday open on the River Wye at Wyesham. The draw is in Redbrook at 9.30am and you can enter with Chris Murphy on 01443 830884.
The pedestrian, from the Wyesham area of Monmouth, was dead on arrival at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny.
Wyesham Road is a very quiet area, but is already used frequently by bicycles, motorcycles and horse riders.
The fears centre on a proposed route from Monmouth to Symonds Yat and further applications for routes from Tidenham to Brockweir and Redbrook to Wyesham.