Newport, Isle of Wight

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Coordinates: 50°42′04″N 1°17′18″W / 50.7010°N 1.2883°W / 50.7010; -1.2883

Statue at St James' Square in Newport.JPG
The statue at St James' Square in Newport town centre.
Newport is located in Isle of Wight
 Newport shown within the Isle of Wight
Population 23,957 
OS grid reference SZ502893
    - London  90.26 miles 
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district PO30
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight

Newport is the county town of the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. Newport has a population of 23,957 according to the 2001 census. The town is slightly to the north of the centre of the island, at the head of the navigable section of the River Medina, which flows northward to the Solent, and on which the town has a quay.

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