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Killingworth, formerly Killingworth Township, is a town north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in North Tyneside, United Kingdom.
Built as a planned town in the 1960s, most of Killingworth's residents commute to Newcastle, or its surrounding area. However, Killingworth developed a sizeable commercial centre, with bus links to the rest of Tyne and Wear. Killingworth is not on the Tyne and Wear Metro network. The nearest metro station is Palmersville.
Nearby towns/villages include Killingworth Village (which existed for centuries before the Township), Forest Hall, West Moor and Backworth.
The Australian town of Killingworth in Australia is named after the British original because of its extensive coal mines; it lies west of Newcastle, New South Wales, so-named for the same reason.