Sunderland is a city which lies at the heart of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, a part of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. It is situated at the mouth of the River Wear.
Much of the city is located on a low range of hills running parallel to the coast. On average, it is around 80 metres above sea level. Sunderland is divided by the River Wear which passes through the middle of the city in a deeply incised valley, part of which is known as the Hylton gorge. The two road bridges connecting the north and south portions of the city are the Queen Alexandra Bridge at Pallion and the Wearmouth Bridge just to the north of the city centre.
Most of the suburbs of Sunderland are situated towards the west of the city centre with 70% of its population living on the south side of the river and 30% on the north side.
With a population of 182,758 (estimated in 2001).
The only professional sporting team in Sunderland is the football team, Sunderland A.F.C., which was formed in 1879 and was elected to the Football League in 1890. The club, which currently plays in the FA Premier League, is based at the 49,000 seat capacity Stadium of Light, which was opened in 1997.
On 18 April 2008, the Sunderland Aquatic Centre was opened. Constructed at a cost of £20 million, it is the only Olympic sized 50 m pool between Leeds and Edinburgh and has six diving boards, which stand at 1 m, 3 m and 5 m.
There are few famous names that were born and lved in Sunderland including Gina McKee (Actress – In the Loop (2009), Notting Hill (1999), Atonement (2007)). The star from Billy Elliot (2000) is from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and holds the same surname as his play name – Mike Elliot.
There are lots of things to do in Sunderland a choice of The National Glass Centre, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Hylton Castle, Monkwearmouth Station Museum and the Ryhope Engine Museum.
Average household debt in the UK (excluding mortgages) was £6,020 in August. This is up from a revised £6,007 in July.
Every 5 minutes and 7 seconds someone is declared insolvent or are made bankrupt in the UK based on the Credit Action report released in September 2013.
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