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Newtown is the largest town in the county of Powys, Wales. It had a population of 12,783 in 2001, which fell to 11,357 at the 2011 census. It lies on the River Severn within the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire. The town is known as the birthplace of Robert Owen in 1771, whose former house stood on what is now the site of the HSBC Bank. The Robert Owen Museum is across the road on the ground floor of the council offices. Newtown is also the home of Theatr Hafren and of Oriel Davies, a major public gallery, which displays national and international contemporary arts and crafts.
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