St Thomas' Church, seen in July 2010.
|Location within the Isle of Wight|
|Area||54.4439 km2 (21.0209 sq mi) |
|• Density||468/km2 (1,210/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||90.26 miles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Isle of Wight|
|Ambulance||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.
Notable people[change | change source]
- Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, is buried here at St. Thomas's Church
- Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete
- Darren Mew (*1979) – breaststroke swimmer, born in Newport
References[change | change source]
- Office of National Statistics: QS102EW - Population density retrieved 30 May 2017