Third city of Wales. University and Cathedral city, county borough and county town of Monmouthshire.
Referred to as The New Seattle by the New York Times because of the local music scene. Also famous for the Transporter Bridge, one of only a handful left in The World where vehicles cross the river Usk by means of an aerial ferry.

Webster's 1913 definition of city:
in Great Britain, a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a bishop, or the capital of his see.
Newport was given it's present corporate charter in 1385 and is the seat of the bishop of Monmouth.