|• 1974||28,949 acres (117.15 km2)|
|• Succeeded by||Isle of Wight Council|
|Status||non-metropolitan district, borough|
|• Motto||Floreat Medina (May Medina flourish)|
The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of the municipal boroughs of Newport and Ryde along with the urban district of Cowes. It was one of two districts on the Island formed in 1974 - the other was South Wight.
"Medina" was an older name for Newport which has been preserved in the River Medina.
Following a review by the Local Government Commission for England, the borough was abolished on 1 April 1995, when a single Isle of Wight Council replaced the Isle of Wight County Council and the island’s two district councils.
- Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 61. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
- Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
- OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
- "The Isle of Wight (Structural Change) Order 1994". Office of Public Sector Information. 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
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