North East England

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North East
Image:EnglandNorthEast.png
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Area
 - Total
8th in England
8,592 km²
Population
 - Total (2001)
 - Density
9th in England
2,515,479
293/km²
NUTS 1:UKC

North East England is one of the regions of England. The region is also sometimes known by the alternative title, Northumbria. A more detailed look at the history, culture and dialect of the region may be found in the article on Northumbria.

The highest point in the region is The Cheviot, in Northumberland, at 815m.

The region had a referendum on November 4, 2004, rejecting the establishment of an elected regional assembly.

It is divided into the following local government areas:

  1. Northumberland
  2. Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear)
  3. Gateshead (Tyne and Wear)
  4. North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear)
  5. South Tyneside (Tyne and Wear)
  6. Sunderland (Tyne and Wear)
  7. County Durham
  8. Darlington (Tees Valley)
  9. Stockton-on-Tees (Tees Valley)
  10. Hartlepool (Tees Valley)
  11. Redcar and Cleveland (Tees Valley)
  12. Middlesbrough (Tees Valley)
Image:EnglandNorthEastNumbered.png

The region was originally defined as Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Cleveland. Since then, Tyne and Wear County Council has been abolished, Darlington has seceded from County Durham, and Cleveland was split into four.

The region is now considered to consist of four distinct 'sub-regions': County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, and Tees Valley (former Cleveland plus Darlington).

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Template:United Kingdom regions

Districts of England - North East England Flag of England
Alnwick - Berwick-upon-Tweed - Blyth Valley - Castle Morpeth - Chester-le-Street - Darlington - Derwentside - Durham - Easington - Gateshead - Hartlepool - Middlesbrough - Newcastle upon Tyne - North Tyneside - Redcar and Cleveland - Sedgefield - South Tyneside - Stockton-on-Tees - Sunderland - Teesdale - Tynedale - Wansbeck - Wear Valley

1974 counties: Cleveland - County Durham - Northumberland - Tyne and Wear


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