Shaftesbury, Newport

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Location within Newport
Population5,135 (2011 census) [1]
OS grid reference ST309896
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP20 5
Dialling code 01633
Chartist exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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51°36′04″N2°59′57″W / 51.60098°N 2.99908°W / 51.60098; -2.99908 Coordinates: 51°36′04″N2°59′57″W / 51.60098°N 2.99908°W / 51.60098; -2.99908

Shaftesbury is an electoral district (ward) and coterminous community (parish) of the city of Newport, South Wales.

A community is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales. Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England. In 2016 there were 870 communities in Wales.

Newport, Wales City and County in Wales

Newport is a city and unitary authority area in south east Wales, on the River Usk close to its confluence with the Severn Estuary, 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Cardiff. At the 2011 census, it was the third largest city in Wales, with a population of 145,700. The city forms part of the Cardiff-Newport metropolitan area, with a population of 1,097,000.

South Wales Region of Wales

South Wales is a loosely defined region of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south. It has a population of around 2.2 million, almost three-quarters of the whole of Wales, including 400,000 in Cardiff, 250,000 in Swansea and 150,000 in Newport. Generally considered to include the historic counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, South Wales extends westwards to include Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. In the western extent, from Swansea westwards, local people would probably recognise that they lived in both south Wales and west Wales. The Brecon Beacons National Park covers about a third of South Wales, containing Pen y Fan, the highest British mountain south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia.

The ward is bounded by the River Usk to the east and southeast, the Great Western Main Line to the south, the A4042 road to the southwest as far as the Harlequin intersection, at which point the border diverts up Barrack Hill behind Harlequin Drive, Power Street and Lambert Close to meet the Monmouthshire Canal which then forms the western boundary as far as Bettws Lane Bridge. The northern boundary is formed by the western and northern edges of Graig Wood, Yewberry Lane and south of Grove Park Drive. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

River Usk river in Wales

The River Usk rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain, Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Initially forming the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Powys, it flows north into Usk Reservoir, then east by Sennybridge to Brecon before turning southeast to flow by Talybont-on-Usk, Crickhowell and Abergavenny after which it takes a more southerly course.

A4042 road

The A4042 is a trunk road that runs from Abergavenny to Newport in south Wales.

Graig Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest in Monmouthshire, south east Wales

Graig Wood is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), noted for its biological characteristics, in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It forms part of the wider Hael Woods complex.

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  1. "Newport ward 2011" . Retrieved 5 April 2015.