Cowes is located in the county of Isle of Wight, South East England, one mile north-west of the town of East Cowes, nine miles west of the major city of Portsmouth, and 73 miles south-west of London. Cowes lies three miles south of the Hampshire border, and was historically in the county of Hampshire. Cowes falls within the unitary authority of Isle of Wight. It is in the PO31 postcode district. The post town for Cowes is Cowes.
COVID-19: Cowes coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Isle of Wight case numbers. This Cowes coronavirus map shows the position of Cowes within Isle of Wight, along with the number of cases in Isle of Wight and each of the surrounding areas.
Cowes is in the ceremonial county of Isle of Wight, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Isle of Wight.
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Cowes is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Isle of Wight, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Isle of Wight.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Cowes is PO31 7AT.
Cowes is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the PO31 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the PO31 postcode district.
The post town for Cowes is Cowes. Cowes is in the PO31 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Cowes.
The centre of Cowes is located at position 50.76243° latitude and -1.29792° longitude.
The centre of Cowes is located at the grid reference easting 449614 and northing 96106 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Cowes relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Cowes to the centre of the town.
Position of Cowes relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Cowes to the centre of the city.