Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in North East England
around the mouths of the Rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into
existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the
Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan
boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon
Tyne, Gateshead and the City of Sunderland.