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Tynedale District
Former District
Shown within Northumberland
Shown within Northumberland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth East England
Administrative countyNorthumberland
FoundedApril 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)
AbolishedApril 1, 2009 (2009-04-01)
Admin. HQHexham
 • TypeTynedale Council
 • Leadership:Alternative – Sec.31
 • MPs:Guy Opperman
 • Total857 sq mi (2,219 km2)
Area rank2nd (formerly)
 • Total58,808
 • Density69/sq mi (27/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code35UF
Ethnicity99.3% White

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

With an area of 2,219 km2 (857 sq mi) it was the second largest English district, after the East Riding of Yorkshire. It was 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 the county of 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[edit]

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

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