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.
Local government[change | change source]
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)|
|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 = *
Other websites[change | change source]
- North East England Archived 2019-12-02 at the Wayback Machine
- The North East HUB Archived 2014-03-10 at the Wayback Machine
- North East Regional Assembly Archived 2008-03-20 at the Wayback Machine
- The North East Biodiversity Forum Archived 2021-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
- Future Races in North East England