List of places on the Isle of Wight

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This is a list of towns and villages in the county of Isle of Wight, England.


There are nine main towns, most located along the north and east coasts. Ryde is the largest, with a population of 26,152. Newport is the centrally located capital. Most settlements link to Newport by road, which is therefore the hub for island services. There are no settlements with city status; the nearest city is Portsmouth, five miles north-east, then Southampton, ten miles north of East Cowes.

An aerial photograph showing the towns of Newport and Cowes
Town Population OS Grid Reference Post town Postal code
Newport 23,957 SZ502893 NEWPORT PO30
Brading 2,077 SZ607870 SANDOWN PO36
Cowes 9,663 SZ496962 COWES PO31
East Cowes 6,166 SZ502957 EAST COWES 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.

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