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Coordinates: 54°57′N 1°36′W / 54.95°N 1.60°W / 54.95; -1.60
Gateshead
Newcastle Quayside with bridges.jpg
Gateshead Waterfront
 Gateshead shown within Tyne and Wear
Population 78,403 (2001 Census) [1]
OS grid reference NZ2460
Metropolitan borough Gateshead
Metropolitan county Tyne and Wear
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GATESHEAD
Postcode district NE8-NE11
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Gateshead
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear

Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England. It lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne, opposite Newcastle upon Tyne. Gateshead town centre and Newcastle city centre are very close to one another, and together they form the urban core of Tyneside. Gateshead is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead.

References

  1. Census 2001 Neighbourhood Statistics[dead link]