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Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south east, as well as having a border with the Scottish Borders council area to the north, and nearly eighty miles of North Sea coastline. Since 1974 the county council has been located in Morpeth; however, both Morpeth and Alnwick claim the title county town.

As the kingdom of Northumbria under King Edwin, the region's historical boundaries stretched from the Humber in the south to the Forth in the north. The historic boundaries of the county cover a different area, including Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the traditional county town, as well as Tynemouth and other settlements in North Tyneside, areas administered by Tyne and Wear since 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The historic boundaries of the county are sometimes taken to exclude Islandshire, Bedlingtonshire and Norhamshire (collectively North Durham), exclaves of County Durham which were incorporated into Northumberland in 1844.

Being on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has been the site of many battles. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park.

Northumberland's county flower is the Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and her affiliated Royal Navy ship is her namesake, HMS Northumberland.

Locations within Northumberland:

Acklington
Acomb
Akeld
Allendale Town
Allenheads
Allerdean
Alnham
Alnmouth
Alnwick
Alwinton
Amble
Ancroft
Ashington
Aydon
Bamburgh
Bardon Mill
Barrasford
Beal
Beanley
Bebside
Bedlington
Belford
Bellingham
Belsay
Berwick Hill
Birtley
Blyth
Bolam
Bothal
Boulmer
Bowsden
Branxton
Broomhill
Byrness
Callaly
Capheaton
Catcleugh
Catton
Chatton
Chesters
Cheswick
Chillingham
Chollerford
Chollerton
Choppington
Coanwood
Colwell
Corbridge
Corsenside
Cowpen
Cramlington
Cresswell
Crookham
Dalton
Detchant
Doddington
Duddo
Earle
Earsdon
East Chevington
East Ord
East Thirston
East Woodburn
Edlingham
Eglingham
Ellingham
Ellington
Elrington
Elsdon
Embleton
Etal
Falstone
Felton
Fenham
Fenrother
Fentonhill
Fenwick
Ford
Fourstones
Gilsland
Glanton
Great Swinburn
Greenhaugh
Greenhead
Grindon
Gunnerton
Guyzance
Hadston
Haltwhistle
Harbottle
Harlow Hill
Harnham
Hartburn
Haydon Bridge
Healey
Hebron
Hepburn
Hepple
Hepscott
Hexham
High Buston
Hirst
Holburn
Holystone
Horsley
Howick
Humshaugh
Ilderton
Ingoe
Ingram
Kirkharle
Kirkheaton
Kirknewton
Kirkwhelpington
Knarsdale
Kyloe
Lamberton
Langley
Lesbury
Linden
Long Houghton
Longframlington
Longhirst
Longhorsley
Longwitton
Lorbottle
Lowick
Lucker
Lynemouth
Marshall Meadows
Matfen
Meldon
Mickley
Middle Ord
Milbourne
Milfield
Mitford
Morpeth
Netherwitton
New Bewick
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
Newbrough
Newham
Newlands
Newsham
Newton on the Moor
Norham
North Charlton
North Sunderland
Otterburn
Ovingham
Pegswood
Ponteland
Prendwick
Preston
Prudhoe
Ridingmill
Ridsdale
Rochester
Rock
Rothbury
Rothley
Ryal
Sandhoe
Seahouses
Seaton Delaval
Sharperton
Shilbottle
Simonburn
Slaggyford
Slaley
Smeafield
Snitter
South Charlton
Spittal
Stagshaw Bank
Stamfordham
Stannington
Stocksfield
Studdon
Swarland
Swinhoe
Thockrington
Thorngrafton
Thropton
Tweedmouth
Ulgham
Upper Denton
Wall
Wall Houses
Warden
Warenford
Wark
Warkworth
West Chevington
West Ord
West Thirston
West Woodburn
Westnewton
Whalton
Whitfield
Whittingham
Whittonstall
Widdrington
Wingates
Woodhorn
Wooler
Wooperton
Wylam
Yetlington

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Status: Ceremonial & Non-metropolitan county
Region: North East England
Area: 5,013 sq. km
Admin HQ: Morpeth
ISO 3166-2: GB-NBL
ONS code: 35
NUTS 3: UKC21
Population: 311,400 (2005 est.)
Council: Northumberland County Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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