North East England

region of 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.

North East England

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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