With a current population of just fewer than 200,000, Gateshead incorporates both urban and rural areas and is the largest in area of the five Tyne and Wear districts.
Gateshead has changed beyond recognition in recent years. With a history as vibrant as its future, traditional, heavy industries have given way to high-tech companies, leisure and cultural facilities.
The iconic Angel of the North, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead demonstrate Gateshead's past ambitions and work now complete on the regeneration of Gateshead Town Centre - the largest development of its kind outside of London.
Visit the Gateshead Council website at www.gateshead.gov.uk