|City of Newport
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Newport ( Welsh : Casnewydd ) is a port town on the Usk River near the Bristol Channel in South Wales , United Kingdom . Newport is about 12 miles east of Cardiff and is the largest city in the historic counties of Gwent and Monmouthshire . It is the third largest city in Wales and one of Wales' 22 principal areas . The English name of the city translated means New Harbor , the Welsh New Castle . Newport has the status of a city .
In the 19th century, South Wales became one of Britain's most important industrial regions. Newport became the main port of export for the Eastern Valleys and grew into one of the largest cities in Wales. The city was a center of the Chartist movement. The march on the Westgate Hotel led by John Frost in 1839 became the outcome of an armed uprising.
In 1899 the British Miners Union was formed in Newport .
While Newport was long characterized by shipbuilding, coal handling and the iron, steel and rubber industries, trade and administration dominate today. In particular, Newport hosts much of the administration of the UK Passport Office , the UK Office for National Statistics and the UK Patent Office .
Another attraction is the cathedral of the Anglican Church St. Woolos Cathedral , which received this title 1949th The first church on this site was built around the year 500 and destroyed in the 11th century. It was rebuilt under the rule of the Normans and destroyed again in the 17th century. The last reconstruction took place in the 19th and 20th centuries.
From 1987 to 1991 Newport was the venue for the Welsh Professional Championship in snooker , the tournaments were held at the Newport Center . From 1992 to 1998 and then again from 2005 to 2014 the Welsh Open , a snooker ranking tournament, was held there.
The 2010 Ryder Cup was held in Newport.
sons and daughters of the town
- Wolfgang Wirth (1898–1996), German physician and toxicologist in the Wehrmacht
- Desmond Llewelyn (1914–1999), actor known as Q in the James Bond films
- Glen Garfield Williams (1923–1994), Baptist theologian, church manager, ecumenist, and peace activist
- Peter Greenaway (* 1942), experimental artist and filmmaker
- Bobby Windsor (born 1948), rugby player
- Nick Evans (* 1947), jazz musician
- John Davies (born 1953), Archbishop of the Church in Wales
- Tony Pulis (* 1958), soccer player and coach
- Darren Morgan (born 1966), snooker player
- Matt Beynon Rees (* 1967), journalist and writer
- Jon Lee (1968–2002), drummer for the band Feeder
- James Dean Bradfield (born 1969), singer in the band Manic Street Preachers
- Michael Sheen (born 1969), actor
- Ryan Jones (born 1981), captain of the Welsh rugby union team
- James Collins (born 1983), football player
- Jamie Roberts (born 1986), rugby player
- Aimee-Ffion Edwards (born 1987), actress
- Chris Gunter (* 1989), soccer player
- Jonathan Mold (* 1991), cyclist
Newport maintains the following cities a twinning :
- Heidenheim an der Brenz (Germany): Certificate of partnership with the city and district in Heidenheim signed by Mayor Morris on May 6, 1981
- Kutaisi (Georgia), since 1989
There is also a partnership with
- Guangxi , Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, since 1996
- Official population figures 2018 ( MS Excel ; 291 kB)
- The Welsh Academy Encyclopedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press 2008
- http://hdl.handle.net/10107/1044530 Source: National Library of Wales, Welsh Journals Online website.
- Newport website - Twinning