Monmouth (/ˈmɒnməθ/ MON-məth, /ˈmʌn-/ MUN-; Welsh: Trefynwy meaning “town upon the Monnow”) is the historic county town of Monmouthshire in Wales and next a community. Situated where the River Monnow joins the River Wye, 2 miles (3.2 km) of the link up with England. The town is 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Cardiff, and 113 miles (182 km) west of London. It is within the Monmouthshire local authority, and the parliamentary constituency of Monmouth. Monmouth’s population in the 2011 census was 10,508, rising from 8,877 in 2001.
The town was the site of a little Roman fort, Blestium, and became expected after the Normans built a castle here after 1067. Its medieval stone gated bridge is the single-handedly one of its type permanent in Britain. The castle innovative came into the possession of the House of Lancaster, and was the birthplace of King Henry V in 1386. In 1536, it became the county town of Monmouthshire.
A broadcast town and a focus of university and cultural activities for the surrounding rural area, Monmouth has become a tourism middle at the heart of the Wye Valley.