Victoria, Newport

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Victoria
Victoria is located in Newport, Wales
Victoria
Victoria
 Victoria shown within Newport
Population 6,688  (2001 census)
OS grid reference ST325885
Principal area Newport
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP19 0,8
Dialling code 01633
Savoy exchange
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport East
List of places
UK
Wales
Newport

Coordinates: 51°35′29″N 2°58′33″W / 51.59129°N 2.97577°W / 51.59129; -2.97577

Victoria is both an electoral district (ward) and community (parish) of the city of Newport.

The ward is bounded by the River Usk to the west and south, Newport Bridge, Clarence Place, Church Road and Christchurch Road to the north, Victoria Avenue, Wharf Road (as far as the railway bridge), a section of the Great Western Main Line as far as (but not including) Soho Street, Telford Street and Lilleshall Street to the east. The area is governed by the Newport City Council.

The ward includes the district of Maindee, as well as the home of Newport Rugby Club and the annual Maindee Festival. The district of Victoria, Maindee in particular, is home to a large Asian population.

Many people are of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin and there are now a slowly increasing number of Kurdish refugees.

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