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ID: 7012033
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tyne and Wear (county)  Tyne and Wear (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 55 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -54.9167  decimal degrees
Long: 001 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Metropolitan county created in 1974 in northeastern England; the county council was abolished in 1986 and administrative powers passed to the unitary authorities of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, and Sunderland; it is bounded by Northumberland to the north and west, Durham to the south, and the North Sea to the east; named for two bisecting rivers; noted for Hadrian's Wall (122 CE) and Norman fort (1080); coalfields exploited since the 13th century.

Names:
Tyne and Wear (preferred,C,V)
Tyne & Wear (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
T & W (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
TYR (C,V)  ............ abbreviation

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Tyne and Wear (county)  ................  Tyne and Wear (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  formed from areas in Northumberland and Durham in 1974

Sources and Contributors:
T & W..........  [VP]
..............  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Tyne and Wear..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..........................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII,85-86
..........................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online
..........................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 203
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1241
Tyne & Wear..........  [VP]
.......................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
TYR..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII,85-86
..................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 203
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1241
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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