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City of Sunderland
Sunderland's position in Tyne and Wear
|Borough of Sunderland||1835|
|City of Sunderland||1992|
|• Mayor||Councillor John Scott|
|• Leader of the Council||Councillor Robert Symonds|
|• Total||177 739|
The district was created in 1974 as the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland when all local government in England and Wales was changed by the Local Government Act 1972. This was when four different local government districts from County Durham were joined together.
The district had a population of 280,807 at the time of the 2001 census.