Sunderland

sunderland

Is Sunderland a city or town?

Sunderland (/ˈsʌndərlənd/ ( listen)) is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne and 12 miles northeast of Durham at the mouth of the River Wear.

Is Sunderland in Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service?

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service covers the five boroughs only. Since 2014, the City of Sunderland has been a member of the North East Combined Authority, which is an alliance of the five former boroughs of Tyne and Wear and the neighbouring counties of Northumberland and County Durham.

Where is Soender-land?

In 1100, Bishopwearmouth parish included a fishing village at the southern mouth of the river (now the East End) known as Soender-land (which evolved into Sunderland).

What does the north east Combined Authority mean to Sunderland?

Since 2014, the City of Sunderland has been a member of the North East Combined Authority, which is an alliance of the five former boroughs of Tyne and Wear and the neighbouring counties of Northumberland and County Durham.

What does Sunderland mean?

The City of Sunderland ( /ˈsʌndərlənd/) is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Sunderland, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring,...

Why live in Sunderland?

A cocktail of city, coast and countryside, Sunderland is a perfect place to live and explore. With the buzz of a big city but the charm of a close community, it boasts an array award-winning attractions and cultural landmarks. A cocktail of city, coast and countryside, Sunderland is a perfect place to live and explore.

Where are the suburbs of Sunderland?

Most of the suburbs of Sunderland are situated towards the west of the city centre with 70% of its population living on the south side of the river and 30% on the north side. The city extends to the seafront at Hendon and Ryhope in the south and Seaburn in the north.

When did Sunderland become a county borough?

Under the Local Government Act 1888, it was given the status of a County Borough, independent from county council control. In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the county borough was abolished and its area combined with that of other districts to form the Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear.

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