Gwent


Gwent
/gwent/, n.
a county in S Wales. 440,100; 531 sq. mi. (1376 sq. km).

* * *

Historical region, southeastern Wales.

Its heart is the plain of Gwent, and it includes a coastal plain along the River Severn estuary. Gwent was and still is the gateway between England and southern Wales. The Romans built a military headquarters and major fortress in Gwent, and the Normans erected castles. Formerly a Welsh county (1974–96), it has since been divided into several unitary authorities. The economy of the region relies on both agriculture and industry.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gwent — Preserved County (seit 1996) Verwaltungsgrafschaft (1974–1996) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gwent — /gwent/, n. a county in S Wales. 440,100; 531 sq. mi. (1376 sq. km). * * * Gwent [Gwent] an administrative county of south Wales from 1974 to 1996, when it was divided between a number of unitary authorities. The word Gwent is still used in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gwent — may refer to:*Kingdom of Gwent *County of Gwent …   Wikipedia

  • Gwent — [gwent] county in SE Wales, on the Severn estuary: 532 sq mi (1,378 sq km); pop. 442,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Gwent — a ↑county in southeast Wales, formerly called Monmouthshire …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gwent — 51° 47′ 20″ N 3° 01′ 05″ W / 51.789, 3.018 Gwent, est un ancien royau …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gwent — ► Condado de Gran Bretaña, en el SE de Gales, junto a Inglaterra; 1 376 km2 y 447 500 h. Cap., Newport. * * * Región histórica en el sudeste de Gales, cuyo corazón es la llanura del mismo nombre. Incluye una planicie costera que bordea el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gwent — /gwɛnt/ (say gwent) noun 1. a former county in south eastern Wales; replaced in 1996 by several unitary districts. 1376 km2. 2. See Blaenau Gwent …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gwent — Sp Gveñtas Ap Gwent angliškai, vališkai L ist. sr. D. Britanijoje (Velse) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Gwent — Gwẹnt,   County in Südwales, 1 376 km2, 432 300 Einwohner, Verwaltungssitz ist Cwmbran. Im Tiefland am Bristolkanal wird Rindermast betrieben, im östlichen Hügelland zwischen Wye (Grenzfluss zu England) und Usk Milchwirtschaft mit… …   Universal-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.