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Newport is the county town of the Isle of Wight, an island county off the south coast of England. Newport forms a civil parish with Carisbrooke, the parish having a population of 23,957 at the time of the 2001 census, rising to 25,496 at the 2011 census, and estimated at 25,926 in 2018. The town is slightly north of the centre of the island. It has a quay at the head of the navigable section of the River Medina, which flows northwards to Cowes and the Solent.
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