Place:Gateshead, Durham, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (county)
Coordinates54.95°N 1.6°W
Located inDurham, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inTyne and Wear, England     (1974 - )
See alsoChester Ward, Durham, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been part since 1974
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Gateshead is now a town in Tyne and Wear, England, and the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. It was part of County Durham until the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974.

The town lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Gateshead and Newcastle are joined by seven bridges across the Tyne, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The town is known for its architecture, including the theatre complex the Sage Gateshead, the statue the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Residents of Gateshead, like the rest of Tyneside, are referred to as "Geordies". Gateshead's population in the UK census of 2011 was 120,046.

Gateshead was an ancient parish in the Chester Ward of County Durham with no dependent townships. It was made a municipal borough in the 1830s and became a county borough in 1888. In 1974 the new county of Tyne and Wear was formed and Gateshead became part of the larger Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Gateshead.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead.

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