- List of places on the Isle of Wight
There are nine main towns on the Isle of Wight. Most of these are located towards the eastern side and along the coast. Ryde is the island's largest town with a population of 26,152. Newport is the island's capital and located in the centre of the island. Most island settlements link to Newport by road making it the centre for island services. There are currently no cities on the island, the closest being Portsmouth about five and a half miles off the coast.
Town Population OS Grid Reference Post town Postal code Newport 23,957 SZ502893 NEWPORT PO30 Brading 2,077 SZ607870 SANDOWN PO36 Cowes/East Cowes 16,925 SZ493958 COWES/EAST COWES PO31/PO32 Ryde 26,152 SZ591923 RYDE PO33 Sandown 5,299 SZ600843 SANDOWN PO36 Shanklin 8,055 SZ584816 SHANKLIN PO37 Ventnor 7,000 SZ562775 VENTNOR PO38 Yarmouth 855 SZ356896 YARMOUTH PO41
A self-descriptive definition of a village is adopted here.
Hamlets and other places
- Place Name Index, Wightcam- Photographically Illustrated Walks on the Isle of Wight
- The Villages and Towns of the Isle of Wight, Southern Life (UK) website; History of the Villages of Hampshire, Dorset and Isle of Wight Counties.
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