Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Country UK
Town/City Newcastle upon Tyne
Location Situated on the north bank of the River Tyne, in North East England.
Population 292,200 (2010)
Brief Description City and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, the city was founded in the 2nd century.  It owes its name to the castle built in 1080 by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, eldest son of William the Conqueror.  It covers an area of 43.6 sq mi (113 km2).
Industry Following closure of coal mining and shipbuilding industries the city is now largely a business and cultural centre.
Culture/Sport Theatres (Theatre Royal, Journal Tyne Theatre, Northern Stage, Live Theatre, People’s Theatre), Metro Radio Arena, City Hall, Tyneside Cinema, museums and galleries (e.g. Centre for Life, Discovery Museum, Great North Museum, Laing Art Gallery), Literature and Philosophical Centre, Seven Stories children’s book archive, Chinatown, Newcastle ScienceFest (March), Evolution Festival (May), EAT (June), Northern Gay Pride Festival (July), Newcastle Mela (August),Football (Newcastle United FC); rugby (Newcastle Falcons RFC), basketball (Newcastle Eagles), speedway (Newcastle Diamonds), starting point for Great North Run (September) and Blaydon Race (9 June).
Tourism Castle Keep, Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge, Hadrian’s Wall, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Quayside, bars, restaurants and night life.http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/
Education Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle College
Newspaper Journal (http://www.journallive.co.uk/), Evening Chronicle (http:// www.chroniclelive.co.uk/ ), Sunday Sun (http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/)
Mayor / Contact Details Lord Mayor – Councillor Hazel Stephenson; Leader of the Council Councillor Nick Forbes – nick.forbes@newcastle.gov.uk
Chief Executive / Contact Details Pat Ritchie  pat.ritchie@newcastle.gov.uk
Website http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/

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