Island and county of S England
area 380 sq km/147 sq mi
towns and cities Newport (administrative headquarters), resorts: Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor
features the Needles, a group of pointed chalk rocks up to 30 m/100 ft high in the sea to the W; the Solent, the sea channel between Hampshire and the island (including the anchorage of Spithead opposite Portsmouth, used for naval reviews); Cowes, venue of Regatta Week and headquarters of the Royal Yacht Squadron; Osborne House, near Cowes, a home of Queen Victoria, for whom it was built 1845; Farringford, home of the poet Alfred Tennyson, near Freshwater
industries chiefly agricultural; shipbuilding; tourism
famous people Robert Hooke, Thomas Arnold.
history called Vectis (“separate division”) by the Romans, who conquered it AD 43. Charles I was imprisoned 1647–48 in Carisbrooke Castle, now ruined.
See Wight, Isle of.
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