Medina, Isle of Wight

Medina, Isle of Wight
Motto: Floreat Medina (May Medina flourish)
Status non-metropolitan district, borough
1974 area 28,949 acres (117.15 km2)[1]
HQ Newport
Created 1974
Abolished 1995
Succeeded by Isle of Wight
1973[2] population 64,790
1992[3] population 72,000
The Arms of Medina Borough Council

Medina was a non-metropolitan district with the status of a borough on the Isle of Wight in England from 1974 to 1995.

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.[4]


  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 61. ISBN 0117508470. 
  2. ^ Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
  3. ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
  4. ^ "The Isle of Wight (Structural Change) Order 1994". Office of Public Sector Information. 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 

Coordinates: 50°40′59″N 1°32′24″W / 50.6830°N 1.5401°W / 50.6830; -1.5401

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