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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. By greater area population, Ryde is the largest with a population of 32,072. Newport is the centrally located county town, with an area population of 25,496. Most settlements link to Newport by road, which is a 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 Cowes.

An aerial photograph showing the towns of Newport and Cowes
Town 2011 Population[1] OS Grid Reference Post town Postal code
Newport 25,496 SZ502893 NEWPORT PO30
Brading 1,800 SZ607870 SANDOWN PO36
Cowes 10,405 SZ496962 COWES PO31
East Cowes 7,010 SZ502957 EAST COWES PO32
Ryde 32,072 SZ591923 RYDE PO33
Sandown 12,302 SZ600843 SANDOWN PO36
Shanklin 9,072 SZ584816 SHANKLIN PO37
Ventnor 5,976 SZ562775 VENTNOR PO38
Yarmouth 865 SZ356896 YARMOUTH PO41


Places that describe themselves as villages are as follows:

Hamlets and other places[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nomis Official Labour Market Statistics". UK Office for National Statistics.

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