Map of Tyne and Wear
This map of Tyne and Wear is a perfect tool to plan ahead your trip to this English province, helping you determine the location of your destination. You can also plan the logistical aspects of your travel such as hotel reservations, travel insurance issues and means of transportation to use (personal car or car hire service, train or airplane) using the data gathered by studying this map of Tyne and Wear. A printed version of this map of Tyne and Wear is a perfect companion in your travels across England because it provides useful information about all administrative and geographical aspects of this province and its connections with the surrounding provinces.
Tyne and Wear, a county within the North East region of England. It sits between the entrances of the two rivers “Wear” and “Tyne” which is where the name originates from. Tyne and Wear gained county status in 1974 under Local Government Act of 1972. It is a metropolitan county and as such it is made up of of metropolitan boroughs which are: Both North and South Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne City as well as Sunderland City and Gateshead. The City of Newcastle upon Tyne is the most populated city within Tyne and Wear.
Before becoming a standalone county, Tyne and Wear was divided between its bordering counties, Northumberland and County Durham. North Tyneside as well as Newcastle upon Tyne were a part of Northumberland. South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead, had all existed within County Durham’s borders. The river Tyne would form the border between Northumberland and County Durham.
Despite having only 208 square miles of land, Tyne and Wear holds a population of just over 1 million. Which is a huge amount in a relatively small space when comparing to its neighbouring cities. County Durham – 1033 Sq Mi with 500,000 population. Northumberland – 1936 Sq Mi with 316,300 population.
Although Tyne and Wear is a small county, it has claim to many places of interest, ranging from historical features such as castles and remnants of war settlements, to galleries, museums, theatres and tours.