- Medina, Isle of Wight
Medina Motto: Floreat Medina (May Medina flourish) Geography Status non-metropolitan district, borough 1974 area 28,949 acres (117.15 km2) HQ Newport History Created 1974 Abolished 1995 Succeeded by Isle of Wight Demography 1973 population 64,790 1992 population 72,000
The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the municipal boroughs of Newport and Ryde along with the urban district of Cowes. It was one of two districts on the Island formed in 1974 - the other was South Wight.
"Medina" was an older name for Newport which has been preserved in the River Medina.
Following a review by the Local Government Commission for England, the borough was abolished on 1 April 1995, when a single Isle of Wight Council replaced the Island's county council and two district councils.
- ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 61. ISBN 0117508470.
- ^ Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
- ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
- ^ "The Isle of Wight (Structural Change) Order 1994". Office of Public Sector Information. 2004. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si1994/Uksi_19941210_en_1.htm. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
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