East Wales

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For the cargo ship, see MV East Wales.

Coordinates: 52°24′47″N 3°11′31″W / 52.413°N 3.192°W / 52.413; -3.192

East Wales is a term sometimes used to refer to the easternmost part of Wales. Like the other regions of Wales, it has no official status and definitions of its actual area vary.

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The UK Office for National Statistics has as its highest level sub-division, East Wales, covering the whole east side of the country. It is defined as Powys, Flintshire and Wrexham, Monmouthshire and Newport, and Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. (The remainder of Wales is termed 'West Wales and The Valleys').[1]

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Welsh Athletics has four regions (East, West, North and South) with leagues for various disciplines having regional and inter-region competitions, particularly at Schools levels. The East Wales region covers Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly (eastern half), Monmouthshire, Newport, South Powys and Torfaen.[2]

East Wales Bridge Association is one of four in Wales, the others being Mid, West and North. The East Wales Association has clubs in the historic counties of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Brecknockshire.[3]

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