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Gaer, Newport

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Gaer, Newport

Gaer is a community and electoral district ("ward") of the city of Newport, South Wales. The ward includes both the Gaer and Maesglas estates. The name "Gaer" is from the Welsh word for fort (Caer), as found in Caerleon. It has an area which is recognised to be an old hillfort site, believed to be Iron Age - however the Gaer Inn pub sign depicts a Roman legionary soldier. Gaer estate is usually referred to as "the Gaer" by locals.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyNewport
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridST2986
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling codeMaesglas exchange
Population8,568 (2001 census)

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