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Tynedale District
Tynedale
Shown within Northumberland
Geography
Status: District
Region: North East England
Admin. County: Northumberland
Area:
  Total:
Ranked
km²
Admin. HQ: Hexham
ONS code: 35UF
Demographics
Population:
  Total (2008 est.):
  Density:
Ranked

/ km²
Ethnicity: 99.3% White
Politics
Tynedale Council
http://www.tynedale.gov.uk/
Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
Executive: Template:Conservative Party
MPs: Peter Atkinson

Tynedale, was a local government district in south-west Northumberland, England. It had a resident population of 58,808 according to Census 2001, and is named after the River Tyne (and also the old Tynedale ward). Its main towns are Hexham, Haltwhistle and Prudhoe. The district contains part of Hadrian's Wall.

With an area of 2,219 km² it was the second largest English district, after the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is bigger than several English counties, including Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Hertfordshire. It was also the second-least densely populated district (behind Eden, Cumbria). The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was a merger of Hexham and Prudhoe urban districts, along with Bellingham, Haltwhistle and Hexham Rural Districts.

Tynedale was historically a liberty created alongside Hexhamshire by Henry I of England.

The district was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England effective from 1 April 2009 with responsibilities being transferred to Northumberland County Council, a unitary authority.

Settlements and civil parishes

Tynedale contained the settlements and civil parishes of (towns highlighted in bold):

External links

Coordinates: 55°02′10″N 2°07′37″W / 55.036°N 2.127°W / 55.036; -2.127

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