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Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and the City of Sunderland.

Tyne and Wear is bounded on the east by the North Sea, and as a Ceremonial county, shares borders with Northumberland to the north, and County Durham to the south.

Tyne and Wear County Council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authorities. However, the metropolitan county continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference.

The territory comprising the county of Tyne and Wear previously formed part of the counties of Northumberland and County Durham.

Locations within the Tyne and Wear:

Backworth
Blaydon
Boldon
Cox Green
Cullercoats
Derwent Haugh
Dinnington
Dunston
East Boldon
East Howdon
Elswick
Felling
Forest Hall
Gateshead
Gosforth
Hartley
Harton
Heaton
Hebburn
Heddon on the Wall
Hetton le Hole
High Heaton
Houghton le Spring
Jarrow
Jesmond
Kenton
Killingworth
Lamesley
Lemington
Longbenton
Low Eighton
Low Team
Low Walker
Marsden
Monkseaton
Monkwearmouth
New Herrington
New Silksworth
Newbottle
Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
North Shields
Old Penshaw
Old Walker
Pallion
Ravensworth
Ryhope
Saint Peters
Scotswood
Seaton Burn
Seghill
Sheriff Hill
Shiremoor
Silksworth
South Shields
Southwick
Sunderland
Swalwell
Throckley
Town Moor
Tynemouth
Usworth
Walker
Walker Gate
Wallsend
Washington
West Boldon
Westoe
Whickham
Whitburn
Whitley Bay
Willington Quay
Winlaton

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