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Tyne

(tīn), river, c.62 mi (100 km) long, NE England, formed near Hexham, Northumberland, by the confluence of the North Tyne (33 mi/53 km long; rising in SW Cheviot Hills) and the South Tyne (32 mi/52 km long; rising in the N Pennines). The Tyne flows eastward through the Tyneside conurbation to the North Sea below Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon Tyne,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 199,064), NE England, on the Tyne River. The city is an important shipping and trade center. The famous coal-shipping industry began in the 13th cent.; coal, however, was exceeded by wool exports until the 16th cent.
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. The lower Tyne is lined with docks, shipbuilding yards, a variety of industrial plants, and coal-mining and ironworking towns. The Tyne was made navigable to Newcastle upon Tyne, its chief port, at the turn of the 20th cent. South Shields, Gateshead, Jarrow, and Wallsend are important ports on the river. Three bridges cross the Tyne at Newcastle upon Tyne; the Tyne Tunnel (opened 1967) connects Jarrow and Willington.

Tyne

 

a river in Great Britain. The Tyne alone is 58 km long; together with the North Tyne, it is 130 km long. The river’s sources are in the Cheviot Hills and on the northern slopes of the Pennines. The Tyne empties into the North Sea, forming a narrow estuary, from 100 to 400 m wide and more than 10 km long. The mean flow rate is 55 cu m per sec. There are ocean tides in the lower reaches, rising by as much as 5 m at Newcastle. This section of the river is accessible to seagoing ships. The Tyneside conurbation lies along the lower course of the Tyne.

Tyne

a river in N England, flowing east to the North Sea. Length: 48 km (30 miles)
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