Newport is a city in south east Wales 138 miles west of London and 12 miles east of Cardiff, located astride the River Usk and just inland from the Bristol Channel.
The city is largely low-lying, with low hills and in the areas of the south and east containing an area of reclaimed marshland.
Rich local archaeological evidence suggests the area has been settled since the Stone Age. The Celtic tribe, the Silures, occupied the area before the Roman Invasion and built hillforts overlooking the River Usk.
Newport itself developed from the early Roman settlement of Caerleon, which is a short distance upstream from the current city centre and which was built to defend the river crossing.
Newport was fortified by the Normans between 1066 and 1086 and gained its first charter in 1314. It was first recorded as a settlement as “Novo Burgus” (or new town) in 1126.
It has always been a trading port and was the centre for the export of Welsh Coal from the eastern valleys, especially after the opening of the Monmouthshire Canal in 1800, until the 1850s when Cardiff eclipsed it for this trade.
Until the end of the 20th century the city was a centre for iron and steel production, which is now much reduced in capacity.
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