city, county borough
and county town
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.