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North East England

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North East England

North-East England is one of the nine official regions of England and includes the combined area of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and a small part of North Yorkshire.

The highest point in the region is The Cheviot, in Northumberland, at 815m and the largest city is Newcastle. Sunderland is the second-largest.

The region is known for its urban centres and for its natural beauty: Northumberland National Park, the region's coastline, its section of the Pennines and Weardale. It also has great historic importance. There are two World Heritage Sites: Durham Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall.

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The official region consists of the following subdivisions:

Map Ceremonial county County /unitary Districts
1. Northumberland a.) Blyth Valley, b.) Wansbeck, c.) Castle Morpeth, d.) Tynedale, e.) Alnwick, f.) Berwick-upon-Tweed
Tyne and Wear * 2. Newcastle upon Tyne, 3. Gateshead, 4. North Tyneside, 5. South Tyneside, 6. Sunderland
Durham 7. Durham † a.) Durham (city), b.) Easington, c.) Sedgefield, d.) Teesdale, e.) Wear Valley, f.) Derwentside, g.) Chester-le-Street
8. Darlington U.A.
9. Hartlepool U.A.
10. Stockton-on-Tees U.A. (North of River Tees)
North Yorkshire
(part only)
10. Stockton-on-Tees U.A. (South of River Tees)
11. Redcar and Cleveland U.A.
12. Middlesbrough U.A.

Key: shire county = † | metropolitan county = *

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