Gwent shown within Wales
|• 2003||1,553 km² |
|• 2007||560,500 |
|• Succeeded by||Blaenau Gwent|
|Status||Non-metropolitan county (1974–1996), Preserved county (1996–)|
|Government||Gwent County Council|
It was created on 1 April 1974. It was named after the Kingdom of Gwent, an ancient kingdom. In 1996, it was abolished and became five seperate counties and boroughs. These are Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, City of Newport and Torfaen.
The county bordered the Bristol Channel to the south, the English counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire to the east, Powys to the north-west, Mid Glamorgan to the west and South Glamorgan to the south-west.