Place:Tyne and Wear, England

NameTyne and Wear
Alt namesT & Wsource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Tyne & Wearsource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TYRsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeMetropolitan county
Coordinates54.917°N 1.583°W
Located inEngland     (1974 - 1986)
See alsoNorthumberland, EnglandParent
Contained Places
Borough
Newcastle upon Tyne
Borough (county)
Sunderland ( 1974 - present )
Inhabited place
Albany ( 1974 - )
Backworth
Birtley
Blaydon
Boldon
Chirton
Chopwell
Crawcrook ( 1974 - )
Cullercoats
Dudley
Dunston
Felling
Fenham ( 1974 - )
Gateshead
Gibside
Gosforth
Hebburn (near Morpeth)
Hetton-le-Hole
Houghton-le-Spring ( 1974 - )
Jarrow ( 300 - )
Killingworth
Longbenton
Marsden
New York
Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Shields
Rowlands Gill
Ryhope ( 1974 - )
Ryton
Satlwell
South Shields ( 800 - )
Sunderland ( 1974 - present )
The Boldons ( 1974 - )
Throckley
Tynemouth
Wallsend ( 100 - )
Washington ( 1974 - )
Whickham
Whitburn
Whitley Bay
Wideopen
Parish
Bishopwearmouth ( 1974 - present )
Ford ( 1974 - present )
Monkwearmouth ( 1974 - present )
Penshaw
Sunderland ( 1974 - present )
Unknown
Walker ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Benwell ( 1974 - )
Elswick ( 1974 - )
Heaton ( 1974 - )
Jesmond ( 1974 - )
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Tyne and Wear (pronounced ) is a metropolitan county in North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and City of Sunderland. It is bounded on the east by the North Sea, and has borders with Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.

Prior to the 1974 reforms, the territory now covered by the county of Tyne and Wear straddled the border between the counties of Northumberland and Durham, the border being marked by the river Tyne; that territory also included five county boroughs.

Tyne and Wear County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference, and as a ceremonial county.

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