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(ˈmɒnməθˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of E Wales: administratively part of England for three centuries (until 1830); mainly absorbed into the county of Gwent in 1974; reinstated with reduced boundaries in 1996: chiefly agricultural, with the Black Mountains in the N. Administrative centre: Cwmbran. Pop: 86 200 (2003 est). Area: 851 sq km (329 sq miles)
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(ˈmɒn məθˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a historic county in E Wales, now part of Gwent, Mid Glamorgan, and South Glamorgan.
Also called Monmouth.
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Primary Authority partnership with Monmouthshire County Council helps SA Brain & Co develop a more effective Food Safety Management System.
PEOPLE in Monmouthshire spend more money on booze to drink at home than anywhere else in Wales.
THERE are less than 100 days to go before the start of the Monmouthshire National Eisteddfod and executive committee chair Frank Olding says excitement is building.
What has been hailed as the first alpaca crossing in the UK has sprung up in Monmouthshire.
THE Monmouthshire Building Society has revealed a rise in profits and total mortgage lending.
On the back of a 24-24 draw in their Welsh Counties Cup match at Black wood against Monmouthshire, North Wales will be looking to continue to build as they face more top class opposition.
Monmouthshire tourism businesses are at the forefront of a green revolution, with more gaining environmental accreditation in the county than in other parts of Wales.
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Road chiefs in Monmouthshire planned to use a phrase from the movie to highlight the importance of children wearing seatbelts.
'Wordsworth is less certain to have known David Williams's History of Monmouthshire (1796)', Jacobus writes, 'but an interesting literary connection makes it possible that he did'.
April 3, 1832, Ynysddu, Monmouthshire [now in Gwent], Wales--d.

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