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Gwent is a preserved county and a former local government county in south-east Wales. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was named after the ancient Kingdom of Gwent.

It consisted of most of the former administrative county of Monmouthshire and the county borough of Newport, along with Brynmawr and Llanelly from Brecknockshire. Under the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 it was abolished on 1 April 1996.

The name however remains as one of the preserved counties of Wales used for certain ceremonial purposes, and it also survives in various titles, e.g., Gwent Police, Royal Gwent Hospital and the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team.

When it existed, the administrative area was divided into several districts: Blaenau Gwent, Islwyn, Monmouth, Newport and Torfaen.

The successor unitary authorities are:

City of Newport
Blaenau Gwent county borough
Torfaen county borough
Caerphilly county borough (part of which came from Mid Glamorgan)
Monmouthshire (which covers the eastern half of the traditional county of the same name)
In 2003 the preserved county of Gwent expanded to cover the whole of Caerphilly county borough.

Locations within Gwent:

Aberbeeg
Abercarn
Abergavenny
Abersychan
Abertillery
Bassaleg
Beaufort
Bishton
Blackrock
Blackwood
Blaenavon
Blaina
Bryngwyn
Brynmawr
Caerleon
Caerwent
Caldicot
Capel-y-ffin
Casnewydd
Castleton
Chepstow
Christchurch
Clydach
Crick
Crosskeys
Crumlin
Cwm
Cwmavon
Cwmbran
Cwmcarn
Cwmcarvan
Cwmyoy
Dingestow
Duffryn
Ebbw Vale
Gaer-fawr
Gilwern
Glascoed
Goldcliff
Govilon
Griffithstown
Grosmont
Kemeys Inferior
Kingcoed
Little Mill
Llanarth
Llanbadoc
Llancayo
Llancillo
Llanddewi Rhydderch
Llandegveth
Llandenny
Llandogo
Llanellen
Llanfaenor
Llanfihangel Rogiet
Llangattock Lingoed
Llangattock nigh Usk
Llangwm
Llangybi
Llanishen
Llanllowell
Llanover
Llansoy
Llantarnam
Llanthony
Llantrisant
Llanvaches
Llanvair Discoed
Llanvetherine
Llanvihangel Crucorney
Llanwenarth
Llanwern
Lower Clapton
Magor
Mamhilad
Marshfield
Mathern
Mitchel Troy
Monkswood
Monmouth
Mynyddislwyn
Nant-y-bwch
Nantyglo
Nash
New Castle
New Inn
Newbridge
Newport
Oldcastle
Pandy
Parc Seymour
Pen y Clawdd
Pen-pergwm
Penrhos
Peterstone Wentlooge
Ponthir
Pontnewydd
Pontnewynydd
Pontymister
Pontypool
Pont-y-pwl
Pontywaun
Portskewett
Raglan
Redwick
Risca
Rockfield
Rogerstone
Rogiet
Saint Arvans
Saint Brides Wentlooge
Saint Maughans
Shirenewton
Sirhowy
Skenfrith
Tredegar
Tredunnock
Trellech
Trostrey
Undy
Usk
Varteg Hill
Victoria
Whitson
Wolvesnewton
Wonastow
Ynysddu


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