Place:Medina, Hampshire, England

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NameMedina
Alt namesNewportsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates50.7°N 1.3°W
Located inHampshire, England
Also located inIsle of Wight, England    
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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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.

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