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Newport (/ˈnjuːpɔːrt/; Welsh: Casnewydd) is a cathedral and university city and unitary authority area in south east Wales. It is located on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn estuary, approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Cardiff. At the 2011 census it is the third largest city in Wales, with a city population of 145,700 and an urban population of 306,844. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area with a population of 1,097,000. Newport has been a port since medieval times, when Newport Castle was built by the Normans. The town outgrew the earlier Roman town of Caerleon, immediately upstream, and gained its first charter in 1314. It grew significantly in the 19th century, when its port became the focus of coal exports from the eastern valleys of South Wales. Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales' largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists. During the 20th century, when the docks declined in importance, Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status in 2002. Newport hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. The city was the venue of the 2014 NATO summit. It is the largest urban area within the historic county boundaries of Monmouthshire and the preserved county of Gwent. The City of Newport, which includes some surrounding rural areas as well as the built up area, is governed by Newport City Council.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Newport, United Kingdom. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. When planning a trip to Newport, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Bath. Bath, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Newport.

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Facts and Stats for Newport*

  • Pollution Statistics in Newport

    Know the pollution level of Newport before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.08 (Low)
  • Newport: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Newport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Newport.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.14 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.86 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.85 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.71 (Moderate)
  • Living in Newport - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Newport is 189.33 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.61 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.75 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.89 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 74.37 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 118.55 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Newport

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Newport

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.67 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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