Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, often referred to simply as Newcastle, is a city in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. Located 190 kilometers south of Edinburgh and 450 kilometers north of London, it is situated on the north west bank of the mouth of the River Tyne. Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East of England, situated in the urban core of Tyneside, the seventh largest conurbation in the UK. It is part of the Core Cities Group, a collaborative advocacy group for large regional cities in England, and together with Gateshead, it is part of Eurocities, a network of European cities. Newcastle was part of the county of Northumberland until 1400, when it became its own county, a state in which it remained until it became part of Tyne and Wear in 1974. The regional and dialect nickname of the people of Newcastle and the surrounding area is called Geordie.
Illustrious born in Newcastle
Joey Batey, actor and singer
Sting, Singer, actor and activist, former lead singer of The Police.
Alan Shearer, former football player.
Adrian Neville, professional wrestling.
Cheryl, singer, songwriter (Girls Aloud)
Cuthbert Collingwood, Admiral of the Royal Navy
Charlie Hunnam, actor.
Eric Burdon, lead singer of the band The Animals.
Peter Higgs, laureate of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Brian Johnson (Ex-Geordie) and current AC/DC lead singer
Declan Donnelly TV presenter
Anthony Mcpartlin tv presenter
Geordie Shore reality show
Jade Thirlwall, singer, songwriter, activist (Little Mix)
Perrie Edwards, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (Little Mix)
One of the main teams in English football, Newcastle United is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, the team was founded in 1892 and plays its games at St James' Park with a capacity of 52,000 people, being the seventh largest stadium in England.
In rugby, the Newcastle Falcons were founded in 1877 and play their games at Kingston Park with a capacity of 10,200 people. In rugby league the Newcastle Thunder founded in 1999 also play their games in the same stadium.