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Monmouth district
Monmouth shown within Wales
Status Borough
HQ Pontypool
Created 1974
Abolished 1996
Succeeded by Monmouthshire
1971 population 64,400
1991 population 76,000
arms of Monmouth Borough Council

The Monmouth district was one of five districts of Gwent in Wales between 1974 and 1996. In 1988 the district was granted a charter conferring borough status, becoming the Borough of Monmouth (although this should not be confused with the historic municipal borough of Monmouth).

The district was created by the Local Government Act 1972 from the following parts of the administrative county of Monmouthshire:

The headquarters of the district council was Mamhilad House, Pontypool. This had previously been the administrative centre of Pontypool Rural District, and was in the neighbouring district of Torfaen.

The borough was abolished in 1996 by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, with the area forming nearly all of the new principal area of Monmouthshire (along with Llanelly from Blaenau Gwent).

The Parliamentary consitiuency of Monmouth covers roughly the same area.

Coordinates: 51°40′N 3°00′W / 51.667°N 3°W / 51.667; -3



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