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History, Economy,Climate,Government, Culture and Education in Newcastle


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Title: History, Economy,Climate,Government, Culture and Education in Newcastle


Tables of Content
  • About Newcastle
  • History
  • Economy
  • Climate
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Government
  • Education
  • Reference

About Newcastle
  • Newcastle commonly known as Newcastle, is a city
    in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles
    (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446
    km) north of London on the northern bank of the
    River Tyne, 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea.
  • Newcastle is the most populous city in the North
    East and forms the core of Tyneside conurbation,
    the eighth most populous urban area in the United
    Kingdom. Newcastle is a member of the English
    Core Cities Group and is a member of the Euro
    cities network of European cities.

  • The history of Newcastle upon Tyne dates back
    almost 2,000 years, during which it has been
    controlled by the Romans, the Saxons and the
    Danes amongst others. Originally known by its
    Roman name Pons Aelius, the name "Newcastle" has
    been used since the Norman conquest of England.
    Due to its prime location on the River Tyne, the
    town developed greatly during the Middle Ages and
    it was to play a major role in the Industrial
    Revolution, being granted city status in 1882.
    Today, the city is a major retail, commercial and
    cultural centre.

  • Newcastle played a major role during the
    19th-century Industrial Revolution, and was a
    leading centre for coal mining, ship building,
    engineering, munitions and manufacturing.
  • Heavy industries in Newcastle declined in the
    second half of the 20th century with office,
    service and retail employment now becoming the
    city's staples.
  • Newcastle is the commercial, educational and, in
    partnership with nearby Gateshead, the cultural
    focus for North East England. As part of
    Tyneside, Newcastle's economy contributes around
    13 billion to the UK GVA. The Central Business
    District is in the centre of the city, bounded by
    Haymarket, Central Station and the Quayside

  • Situated in the coldest region of England, the
    climate in Newcastle is a cold oceanic one.
    However, being in the rain shadow of the North
    Pennines, it is also among the driest cities in
    the UK.
  • Temperature extremes recorded at Newcastle
    Weather Centre include 32.5 C (90.5 F) during
    August 199091 down to -12.6 C (9.3 F) during
    January 1982.
  • Newcastle upon Tyne is generally believed to be
    the coldest major city in England, and shares the
    same latitude as Copenhagen, Denmark and southern

  • Newcastle was in the top ten of the country's top
    night spots, and The Rough Guide to Britain
    placed Newcastle upon Tyne's nightlife as Great
    Britain's no. 1 tourist attraction.
  • There are concentrations of pubs, bars and
    nightclubs around the Bigg Market and the
    Quayside area of the city centre. There are many
    bars on the Bigg Market, and other popular areas
    for nightlife are Collingwood Street,
  • The city has a proud history of theatre. Stephen
    Kemble of the famous Kemble family successfully
    managed the original Theatre Royal, Newcastle for
    fifteen years (17911806). He brought members of
    his famous acting family such as Sarah Siddons
    and John Kemble out of London to Newcastle.

  • The city has a strong sporting tradition.
    Football club Newcastle United has been based at
    St James' Park since the club was established in
    1892, although any traces of the original
    structure are now long gone as the stadium now
    holds more than 52,000 seated spectators, being
    England's fourth largest football stadium
  • The Newcastle Falcons are the only rugby union
    team in north-east England to have played in the
    Aviva Premiership.
  • There is a women's football team, Newcastle
    United Women's Football Club, founded in 1989.
  • The 2012 London Olympic committee selected
    Newcastle as one of the UK host venue cities,
    with the stadium St James' Park hosting 9 matches
    in both the men's and women's football.

  • Newcastle is governed using the leader and
    cabinet system, and the executive is Labour, as
    they have 51 councillors against the Liberal
    Democrats' 26. No other parties hold seats on the
    city's council, however there is 1 independent
  • For the purposes of City Council elections,
    Newcastle is divided into 26 electoral wards

  • There are eleven LEA-funded 11 to 18 schools and
    seven independent schools with sixth forms in
    Newcastle. There are a number of successful state
    schools, including Walker Technology College,
    Gosforth High School, Heaton Manor School, St
    Cuthbert's High School, St. Mary's Catholic
    Comprehensive School, Kenton School, George
    Stephenson High School, Sacred Heart and Benfield
  • Newcastle College is the largest general further
    education college in the North East and is a
    Beacon Status college there are two smaller
    colleges in the Newcastle area.

  • http//ukpopulation2017.com/population-of-newcastl
  • https//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_upon_Tyne
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