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UK Place
Population78403 ((2001 Census))
Metropolitan boroughGateshead
Metropolitan countyTyne and Wear
RegionNorth East England
Other Information
Postcode districtNE8-NE11 NE
Dialling code0191
UK ParliamentGateshead

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Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England and is the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. Historically a part of County Durham, it lies on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne and together they form the urban core of Tyneside. Gateshead town centre and Newcastle City Centre are joined by seven different bridges across the Tyne, including the landmark Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The town is becoming increasingly well known for several examples of iconic architecture such as the Sage Gateshead, the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Gateshead is set to host BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival.

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