Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead

The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead is a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, North East England. It is named after its largest town, Gateshead, but the metropolitan borough incorporates the surrounding area including Rowlands Gill, Whickham, Blaydon, Ryton, Felling, Pelaw, Dunston and Low Fell. The borough forms part of the Tyneside conurbation, centred on Newcastle upon Tyne.

Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead
Gateshead Civic Centre, the meeting place of the Metropolitan Borough Council
Location in England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
RegionNorth East
CountyTyne and Wear
Admin. HQGateshead
  TypeGateshead Council
  LeadershipLeader & Cabinet
  MPsIan Mearns (L)
Liz Twist (L)
  Total55.0 sq mi (142.4 km2)
Area rank184th
 (mid-2019 est.)
  RankRanked 93rd
  Density3,700/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code00CH (ONS)
E08000037 (GSS)
Ethnicity94.0% White British
1.9% Asian
0.9% Black
Source ONS June 2009 [1]

It is bordered by the local authorities areas of Newcastle upon Tyne to the north, Northumberland to the west, County Durham to the south, the City of Sunderland to the south-east, and South Tyneside to the east.