Newcastle Quick Facts & Figures

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The city of Newcastle upon Tyne (usually referred to as Newcastle) is located in Tyne and Wear in the North East of England. The city grew becoming an important centre for the wool trade and for coal mining and became known for ship building and ship repairing. Over the years the heavy industry closed leaving difficult times ahead for the city and its population. The city has enjoyed a renaissance of fortunes with a range of urban regeneration projects undertaken, the city has bounced back to become a favoured destination for visitors particularly for short and weekend breaks. There are a choice of historic, cultural and contemporary attractions and places of interest for visitors to explore.

The city boasts a thriving arts and culture scene with plenty do see and do for visitors both to Newcastle and the neighbouring town of Gateshead. Newcastle is a university city with both Newcastle University and Northumbria University based here and the administrative and cultural centre for the Tyne and Wear area with locals known as Geordies.

Newcastle Quick Facts

Population: 292,200

Region: North East England

Area total: 113 sq km

Languages: English

Demonym: Geordie

Dialling Code: 0191

Postcode Area NE

Closest Airports: Newcastle Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport.

Football Clubs: Newcastle United FC.

Local Food: Newcastle Brown Ale, Toon Ale, Stottie cakes, Pease pudding & a wide choice of world foods.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Gateshead, Chester-le-Street, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough and Carlisle.

Famous Attractions: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Biscuit Factory, Quayside, Newcastle Castle Keep, Great North Museum, Life Science Centre and MetroCentre.

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