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East Wales (Welsh: Dwyrain Cymru) refers to either a ITL 3 statistical region of Wales or generally a region encompassing the easternmost parts of the country.


The UK Office for National Statistics has as its highest level sub-division, East Wales, covering the whole east side of the country. It is defined as Powys, Flintshire and Wrexham, Monmouthshire and Newport, and Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. (The remainder of Wales is termed 'West Wales and The Valleys').


Welsh Athletics has four regions (East, West, North and South), with leagues for various disciplines having regional and inter-region competitions, particularly at school levels. The East Wales region covers Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly (eastern half), Monmouthshire, Newport, South Powys and Torfaen.

The East Wales Bridge Association is one of four in Wales, the others being Mid, West and North. The East Wales Association has clubs in the historic counties of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Brecknockshire.

Some Notable People of East Wales

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